• Cobb County prepares for looming winter storm

    By: Rachel Stockman


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Many residents made a run to the grocery store Sunday to stock up on the essentials ahead of this week's storm.

    At the Food Depot in Smyrna, the bread aisle was already almost bare, and other items were selling out quickly.

    "I am getting ready for the storm," said Antoinette Brown, a Cobb County resident. "I am grocery shopping to stock up my refrigerator and my cabinets because I have two children and my husband, they eat a lot."

    "As the night went on, it started getting busier, and busier," said Guillermo Pietro, the store manager at Food Depot.

    "That is what I learned out of it.  I will make my own decision, and if I think the weather is going to be bad, we will just stay home, and ride it out and see what happens," said Brown.

    Cobb County resident Billy Payne spent 11 hours in his car during the storm two weeks ago. He said he's not going to be unprepared again.

    "I just hope we don’t get into the same mess as we did last time," Payne told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.

    AAA, recommends you pack the following items in your car during inclement weather:

    · Cellphone & car charger

    · Drinking water

    · First aid kit

    · Snacks

    · A bag of sand, salt, or kitty liter

    · Snow shovel/ice scrapper

    · Blankets

    · Flashlight with extra batteries

    · Jumper cables

    · Tool kit

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