The temperatures are falling and people are stocking up on supplies for their homes. Thelma Thorne was picking up some pipe insulation as a precaution.
"We had some additional spouts put on outdoors and I just do not want to take the chance of them bursting and flooding and making a mess in the basement," said Thorne, of Temple.
Staff at Lowe's in Muhlenberg Township said space heaters have also been a hot item.
"Especially with the temperatures dropping to what they are the next few days, we have had a lot of increased interest in them to supplement their current heat," said Sean Thompson, assistant store manager.
With record-breaking cold temperatures moving into Berks County, Gov. Tom Corbett encouraged people to stay indoors, if possible, and have a plan.
"It is important for people to have your cars fueled up and ready to go. It is important also to have a plan as to what you are going to do in case something happens at home to your electricity to your furnace or something like that," Corbett said.
If you do pick up that space heater, Lowe's managers said do not leave it running when you are not home, make sure you will not trip on the cord and make sure you put it in a safe place.
"If you have like a thicker carpet, shag carpet, those kinds of things that you are not sitting it down into that carpet. If you are using a blanket to cover yourself, make sure that blanket is not hanging by the heater," said Thompson.
Officials are urging people to stay indoors because frost bite can set in in a matter of minutes. If you must go outside, dress in warm layers and limit your time outdoors.