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Dehumidifiers are a rare find in Roanoke

By Nadine Maeser, nmaeser@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 18 2013 04:49:12 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 04:51:31 PM EDT
Hardware stores can't keep dehumidifiers on shelves

WDBJ 7

ROANOKE, Va. -

A household appliance has recently become a hot commodity in Roanoke.

Dehumidifiers are hard to find these days, according to customers.

Local business owners told WDBJ 7 dehumidifiers have been flying off the shelves because of the severe weather we’ve had over the past two weeks.

Northwest Hardware on Williamson Road is completely out of stock of the appliance. Assistant manager Roger Shields said it could be a few days before they get another shipment in to the store.

However, Northwest Hardware has some units that are available for rental.

WDBJ 7 also checked in with Home Depot off of Hershberger Road.

The manager said a shipment came in on Thursday afternoon. She said they’ve been having a hard time keeping them on the shelves.