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People unconcerned about incoming storm; no run on basic essentials

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Stocks of bread and water were low but still available at the Walmart in Mishawaka Thursday evening; many shoppers claim they are unconcerned about a looming winter storm.

Customers were un-phased by the prediction of an estimated 8 to 12 inches of snow. “They always say there’s going to be a big storm coming and sometimes it doesn’t pan out to a whole lot,” said Shelley Durham.

Others weren’t there to pick up emergency supplies, but were surprised at the number of people in the store. “I was surprised at how few there were actually,” said Mike Dincolo. “It wasn’t as packed as I thought it would be,” said Wendy Henry.

But there were some people who showed up to grab some last minute items before the snow hit0 “My fiancé is from Texas and he’s a little in panic mode for snow. He doesn’t handle it very well, so I do it more to please him than myself,” said Kat Long.

Long, and others like her, picked up milk, bread and canned goods. Another hot item for people stocking up ahead of the storm was packs of bottled water.

By Thursday evening, the parking lot was nearly empty. Employees at the store mentioned there were fewer people in the store than normal.

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