CLEVELAND -- Clevelanders are getting ready for the next big storm of snow and bitter cold by stocking up on essentials and enjoying the nice winter day, anticipating being stuck inside for the new few days.
The toboggan run was one of the fun activities at the Cleveland Metroparks’ Winteriffic event in Strongsville Sunday.
Allison Patel of Chagrin Falls was with her family and like others, found this a perfect winter day to be outside knowing they will be cooped up for a while.
"Try to enjoy the last day before it gets extremely cold," she added.
Meanwhile, there were steady lines of shoppers at area grocery stores.
Dave's Supermarket in Ohio City had some extra deliveries this weekend to keep the shelves fully stocked in anticipation of a greater demand.
Kimberly Thomas wanted to be prepared. She and her family left the store Sunday with three carts full of food.
"When it's cold, I usually stock up before anything bad happens. That way, I know I have enough stuff in the house," she said.
Erik and Sammie Schumann shopped Saturday, but returned Sunday for a few more essentials.
"We got a bunch of extra dry beans and rice and stuff that we can make into easy meals next couple of days so we don't have to go out for ingredients,” he said.
You also want to make sure that your prescriptions are filled.
Food is flying off the shelves at grocery stores as Northeast Ohio residents prepare for the incoming snow and cold temperatures.
Photos from the Wadsworth Walmart and Heinen's in Rocky River show empty shelves as shoppers stock up.
How are you staying warm? What is your thermostat set to? What are you doing to keep the kids busy if they don't have school?
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