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Staying ahead of a winter storm with groceries, meds, supplies

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When we talk about being prepared for a winter storm, we can never be too prepared. One of the big stops is to the grocery store where not only stocking up on food is a must but water, as well.

Hy-Vee Dietitian Kristin Sousek knows all too well a winter storm means stocking up.

"Keep nutrition in mind, having breads, cereals, milk on board, fresh fruits and veggies," Kristin Sousek said.

Having the right food can get you through some unusual circumstances, for example, a power outage.

"Want to make sure you have protein-based things, for example: breads and peanut butter, healthy nuts, things that aren't going to require refrigeration," Sousek said.

We're not only talking about food, here, it's best to stock up on meds as well. Pharmacy experts say, at least a three day supply.

"If you're a diabetic, you don't want to be without insulin. Others, you just want to be prepared. We've had enough warning, if you have enough chance to come out and fill prescriptions tomorrow, I would certainly recommend you do that," Pharmacist Doug Larson said.

As we get closer, employees at the Sioux Falls Hy-Vee will be expecting a rush.

"People listen to the weather, we've been through it. In the next 36 hours here it will be busy. People will want to be prepared. it could be something, come Sunday, people don't want to be on the streets, or moving, be out and about if they can help it by shopping earlier," Sousek said.

Over at Nyberg's Ace, making sure you have things like snow melt, working snow blowers and fluid for your windshield will help keep all of us ahead of the storm.

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