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Shoppers look to get ahead of winter storm system

For those shoppers with an emergency plan, some said they had to go to more than one store to find what they needed.

With the threat of accumulating snow this weekend, state and local emergency officials urge the public to take time now to prepare your family, home and vehicle for everything from a dusting of snow to a major winter storm.

Many people have been in and out of local grocery stores, like County Market, Thursday night, preparing for Friday's winter storm.

KHQA spoke to a variety of shoppers Thursday evening, and the crowd was split.

Some were out shopping to prepare for the winter storm, while others were just out grocery shopping for the week.

For those shoppers with an emergency plan, some said they had to go to more than one store to find what they needed.

KHQA also spoke to a Southeast Iowa resident who works in Quincy and will be on call this weekend.

She says she's staying with a friend because of the predicted weather.

"At home you want to make sure you have something if the power goes out, milk will hold for a little bit. But you have milk, bread, eggs, something that even if the power doesn't go out," Keokuk resident Renee McCarty said. "Something that if you are going to be held up for a couple of days that you have enough food to cover and water to cover for a couple of days."

The milk aisles were still very full Thursday night and County Market employees say they're on standby.

Many customers were hitting up the bread aisles, chips aisles and even the soda aisles.

But in case you're a last minute shopper, here are some tips for preparing for this weekend's storm.

KHQA's is closely following this storm, and our crews are on standby working for you until it is over.

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