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Shelters welcome people in from the cold

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

With heavy winds, snow and even a little thunder, Sunday was not the night to be outside.

Shelters like the Nashville Rescue Mission saw a surge of people seeking respite from the biting wind.
 
"We're seeing men come in, probably 25 to 50 extra men per hour," said Rick Rychel with the Nashville Rescue Mission. "With the rain and cold weather, we're getting those men coming in at a fast pace," he added.
 
The Rescue Mission says they will be open all night. They are rolling out extra beds to usher in anyone who needs a place to stay.
 
"The thoughts running through my mind were basically to get out of it," said Patrick Smith. "To come here and to go anywhere that there's a shelter. If you don't, you'll die. You'll die out there especially tonight. You'll freeze to death."
 
Hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot have run out of supplies. The Lowe's on Nolensville Pike is out of nearly everything snow-related, except for a box of gloves and a few window brushes.
 
Grocery shoppers made sure to stock up. Some say they will be indoors until  the weather clears up. 

"I'm staying off the roads," one Kroger shoppers said. "I'm going to hunker down and stay home."

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