As hundreds of people evacuate and prepare for Hurricane Michael, the world’s largest retailer is once again bracing their stores for potential damage.
Walmart has closed more than 30 locations throughout Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
The Emergency Operation Center in Bentonville is hunkering down to ensure the safety of their employees and the communities affected until the very end of the storm.
“We’ve learned through the years some things that our customers and members really need after the storm, whether it’s flashlights, batteries, bleach, mops, those kind of items that we’ll have ready for those customers when they’re ready to clean up,” said Lucas McDonald, director of Emergency Operations.
Associates will be at the EOC around the clock for the next several days, while others will be sent to Florida to directly help those affected.