Gas and Groceries-Storm Prep

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The storms last year left many people out of power for weeks.
With the severe weather threat among us, it has some people running to the pumps.

"Everyone is probably just freaking out about the storm coming in,
and they are all like, oh we gotta get gas before it hits, cause we had that very bad one last year," said Williamstown Resident, Jonathan Galloway.

Last years storms resulted in some gas stations shutting down.
Some local residents are taking all precautionary measures by filling up all cars, even filling up extra gas containers.

"Yeah my girlfriends dad was like, hey, since your not a work yet can you come down and fill up all the cars and everything, so this is actually my second trip through here filling up the car," said Galloway.

While others don't believe it is actually going to happen.

"Absolutely not, I don't think it's going to happen, I sure hope it doesn't happen, last year I was one of the lucky ones and was without power for only two hours, so uh I'm really hoping it doesn't happen," said Local Marietta Resident.

Local residents are also heading to the grocery stores to stock up on non-perishable food items.

Foodland Manager in Parkersburg, Dave Worst says the run on the grocery stores started last night with mostly batteries, water and ice.

"Always try to keep a three to seven day supply of non-perishable food items, water in your house. And that's usually one gallon of water per person per day, that helps a lot, that way you can concentrate of your neighbor or an elderly member," said Worst.

Foodland Owner Jim Oppe says the community is more prepared this year, if we do find ourselves in a similar situation as last year.

"Ya know what lets hope its not, but I think this time we are a little better prepared, I think folks understand what they need to do now."

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