BOSTON -- The run on bottled water caused near panic at some stores throughout the Boston area Saturday night. At the BJ's in Revere, the crowd got so big and the rush for water so intense that police were called in. In order to maintain control, of an unruly crowd the store was shut down for the night. Shortly after residents in Boston received an emergency call warning them of the water crisis, supermarket aisles stocked with water were quickly wiped out. "They are fighting over it, literally fighting over water," said a customer at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury. "I just had to fight my way through the aisles cause it's crazy in there." "Not since Blizzard of '78 have I seen something like this," said the store manager. New shipments that arrived were gone within seconds. Store Shelves Stripped, Some Fight For Water - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston If this type of situation can develop in normal times, imagine what will happen in a longer term event.