look like its coming to nc, let me go get my bread and water. . . . why the hell people grab those two items anyway?
And when it snows they get milk too.
All three are "staple" foods and are some of the basics people think they need to survive if they get cut off.....Clean Water is especially good to have since if the water becomes contaminated (which did happen to a number of counties for Irene)......If the water is contaminated you cant drink it or bathe in it, which is why they say to have plenty of drinking water and to fill your tub with water (put plastic down 1st).....
Another thing its just tradition, its been done so long people may have forgotten why they do it, but with milk you can put it outside in the winter up north and it will usually stay good because of the cold ;).... I hate it with a passion, but everyone around here buys all of the bread, milk and water if a big storm is coming......