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Acadiana residents stocking up on essentials ahead of winter storm

Cold temperatures, holidays have stores seeing rush in customers
groceries at Nunu's
Posted at 8:30 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 23:19:28-05

YOUNGSVILLE, La. — As temperatures hit below freezing, some people are making sure they have all the supplies they need in case they’re stuck at home because of bad weather and shutdowns.

Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras falling over the next few days is also pushing people to shop.

So what are locals stocking up on? Essentials include meats, roux, canned goods, and firewood.

Nunu’s assistant store manager Aaron Goss said people are stocking up to be comfortable in the cold weather.

“People are definitely responding to the cold weather, stocking up on all kinds of things, predominantly for gumbos and soups and chili, things of that nature. Stocking up on firewood log starters and things of that nature,” explained Goss.

Other weather events have caused a similar reaction in the past.

“Of course, Monday with it being very very cold, people do respond like they would a hurricane,” said Goss. “Stocking up on food just in case you’re stuck in the house for the next couple of days.”

Nunu's is expecting the next few days to be busy, and if the cold gets to be too much and the roads aren’t safe, the store might change their store hours early next week.

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