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Chicagoans stock up on "meat, chicken, ribs" as dangerous cold hits Midwest

Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 01:03

Jan. 5 - As the Midwest buckles down for Arctic temperatures that officials warn could be ''life-threatening'', Chicagoans prepare to shutter themselves indoors for several days by stocking up on groceries. Mana Rabiee reports.

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It's going to feel like 60 below in some parts of the Midwest overnight. Too brutal for even the Windy City. So Chicagoans hit grocery stores on Sunday to stock up on food. SOUNDBITE: CHICAGO RESIDENT SAYING: "Meat, chicken, ribs." Forecasters say a blast of bitterly cold Arctic weather is hitting the Midwest. At such low temperatures, it's dangerous to be outside. So shoppers are staying out now to avoid having to step out again during the worst of the cold. SOUNDBITE: CHICAGO GROCERY CHAIN EXECUTIVE SAYING: "Well of course the essentials, bread and milk, eggs. We're gonna probably run out of milk today." SOUNDBITE: CHICAGO RESIDENT SAYING: "It's winter, what can you say? And we live in Chicago." One shopper reported seeing empty aisles but she got what she needed. SOUNDBITE: CHICAGO RESIDENT SAYING: "Everybody knew that the weather was coming in, they wanted to stock up, but we're happy, we're going home now, settling in for a long night." Settling in and, very likely, "nesting" at home for a couple of days seeking safety from the Arctic weather this region hasn't felt in nearly two decades.

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Chicagoans stock up on "meat, chicken, ribs" as dangerous cold hits Midwest

Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 01:03