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In power outage, stores can't keep generators

The hottest item during these cold, dark days? It's a 5,000 watt generator!
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The hottest item during these cold, dark days? It's a 5,000 watt generator!

Instead of going on shelves, it's wheeled off to customers who have been waiting on the shipment.

"I bought one three months ago and got it stolen out of the back of my truck," Bill Hudgens said.

Thieves stole Hudgens' generator one week before his power went out. He had to come to grips with it and just buy a brand new one. He dealt with the cold as long as he could.

"We've got four fireplaces in the house, but they all have gas logs," Hudgens said.

As soon as customers get their generators, they fill it up and plug it in.

"I got a call this morning that Home Depot was getting a load in so the first thing I did was woke up, threw on some clothes, and went," Jason Kemp said.

Kemp spent two whole days looking for a generator. He already feels the warmth.

"I get to go inside and sit in front of my big screen finally. It's worth the investment right now after two or three days without power. It could be another two or three. I'm going to make sure I have my electricity," Kemp said.
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