North Texas Residents Flock To Grocery, Hardware Stores To Prepare For Winter Storm – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Grocery store shelves grew empty Saturday night as many North Texans flocked to buy essentials before winter weather was expected to last well into this week.
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“It’s pretty full and the shelves are pretty empty,” said buyer Cindy Lushaj.
In places like Tom Thumb and Walmart, fresh groceries flew off the shelves as quickly as firewood.
Many said they were worried about being trapped inside for a few days.
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“I’ll crouch down, stay inside, read a book, watch TV, wait for the blizzard to end when it gets as bad as everyone says,” said buyer Brandon Garcia.
But the shopping lists only exceeded groceries.
“We’re just trying to get some nice comforters and things that go under the door to keep the air out of the house and some space heaters,” said buyer Daisy Carter.
The management of a Lowe’s in Dallas said they were just trying to keep their household prep items in stock.
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“They are trying to protect their homes as soon as possible in preparation for the upcoming winter storm,” said manager Woody. “Faucet covers, pipe packaging … these are high-intensity items.”