Rapid City residents prepare for blizzard - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City residents prepare for blizzard


Once the blizzard warnings were issued on Sunday, memories of that epic October blizzard last year quickly came to mind. And some people began stocking up, preparing for the worst.

At Don's Valley Market in Rapid City, things were quiet on Monday. However, on Sunday the store was crowded with people preparing to hunker down before a new blizzard hit the city.

John Henriksen, assistant manager at Don's Valley Market, said people were buying up everything.

"They were coming in here like it was the end of the world. I think every time a storm comes, people stock up just in case something like the October storm happens. They want to be prepared," Henriksen said.

The shelves were restocked on Monday, but things like eggs were flying out of the store over the weekend as people stocked up on basis essentials.

Meanwhile, it's business as usual over at Knecht's Hardware Center.

Marty Hopobec, the store manager, said they didn't have a big increase in customers. Those that did go in brought ice melt, wood pellets, and a lot of sand in the tube.

"I think yesterday once they heard that we are going to have weather coming this like, they came in and got prepared and are pretty much home, where it's warm," Hopobec said.

Several other people said they were happy we didn't get a lot of snow overnight, but they were still prepared just in case.

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