Supplies in high demand following storm damage

7:38 PM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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PLYMOUTH, Minn. - Hardware stores across the Metro are seeing a swell of customers in need of post-storm supplies.

"Generator sales have been massive," said Brett Vasey, manager at ACME Tools in Plymouth. "We've been getting them in from other stores in Fargo, Duluth and Bemidji."

ACME Tools is typically closed on Sunday, but management saw the need and stayed open.

"Everyone stepped up and wanted to help out our community," said Vasey. "Everyone has trees down or water in the basement."

Buying a generator at Home Depot in St. Louis Park meant adding your name to a waiting list of 200 people.  As fast as they arrived, they were picked up.

The same goes for ice at grocery stores in hard hit areas. Such is life when you hit two full days without power.

"Well, we're talking much more and going to bed early," chuckles Mark Bilitz from Plymouth. "We've been eating by candlelight and we're doing great."

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