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Northeast Nebraskans prepare for winter storm

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NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) -

One of the first places snow will start to fall in Siouxland is Norfolk, Nebraska. Officials there are urging folks to get prepared.

Area grocery stores say that's brought customers out in droves. While they say it's normally their slow time of the year, the threat of winter weather means the last few days have been anything but slow.

Managers at a Hy-Vee in Norfolk say they've had to call in extra employees to help out with the rush.

Customers are doing their heavy shopping at all hours, leaving the store as early as 6:00 am with carts full of groceries and supplies.

Store officials say they haven't run out of anything yet, because they've been trying to plan ahead.

Lamont Braithwaite, Norfolk Hy-Vee Manager: "We have a few extra deliveries that were going out yesterday and today, just so people make sure they are prepared."

Local law enforcement officials are certainly appreciative of those who are getting out ahead of time and preparing.

The Madison County sheriff said it's important for residents, especially those in rural areas, to stock up on things they may need like food or prescription drugs.

He said his patrolman will help as many people as they possibly can, but in the open areas he said they can't always get to everyone.

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