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New Yorkers wipe out store shelves ahead of ‘historic’ blizzard

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) — New Yorkers have already started to wipe out store shelves ahead of a “potentially historic” storm that could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter.

That’s according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a blizzard warning for New York  and a huge portion of the northeast beginning Monday night.

Late Sunday, the shelves of Rite Aid at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street in Brooklyn were completely bare.

The Red Cross recommends buying three days worth of non-perishable food and water ahead of any major winter storm.

Residents should have at least one gallon of water per person per day. Also, stock up on batteries, flashlights and a first aid kit. Pets should be brought inside. And don’t forget to stock up on any essential medications, ideally you want a seven-day supply.

For a complete list on how to get prepared, click here to visit the Red Cross’ website for a full safety checklist.