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Stores Run Out of Wood Pellets for Heating Homes

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SALISBURY, Md. - Many stores that sell wood pellets used for pellet stoves to heat homes are currently sold out.

The Rush family in Salisbury is one of the families affected by the shortage. They have only four bags left of wood pellets to heat their home.

"We burn about a bag and a half, if it's really cold two bags a day," said Don Rush. "We have enough to make it to Wednesday."

The Rush family has been using a pellet stove to heat their home for the past few years. And the wood pellets they need are sold out in Salisbury. So far, family and friends have stepped up to help.

"We're doing alright at this point. But things are looking pretty rough for the next few days," said Rush.

Three places in Salisbury known for selling wood pellets are currently out of stock. Survival Products, Delmarva Wood Pellet and the Farmers and Planters Company, all located in Salisbury, do not have any wood pellets on their shelves. Survival Products and Farmers and Planters both say it is because of the cold weather that they are out of stock.

A colder than normal winter means demand is high. And with more than a month of winter left, that demand is not going to go away.

"It does worry me a little bit," said Rush. "But I have faith that if I don't get it from the store I'll have some family or some friends someone, some of God's people to step up and provide."

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