11:00 AM: Update from Associates at Pageland, SC Distribution Center
Associates at our distribution centers across the country are working hard to ensure we get supplies to the Carolinas and to those in need. Jeremiah and Milton talk about what they are doing in our Pageland, SC distribution center.
We’re packing our trucks full of bottled water to send to communities impacted by #HurricaneFlorence. 300,000 cases have already shipped out, and more are on the way.
Posted by Walmart on Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 AM: Facility Update
As of this morning we have 369 facilities open, 17 in recovery, and 15 are currently closed. Associates are working hard to ensure our stores are ready to serve. Click here for a current list of facility closures.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
5:00 PM: Updated: Florence merchandise demand by the numbers
As we are continue our support of the impacted areas of Florence, our stores, clubs and distribution centers continue to get calls for additional supply shipments. Here's a breakdown of what we've shipped to the region so far:
Water: 2.9 million cases
Batteries: 950,000 packs
Generators: 1,600 units
Cereal: 2.2 million boxes/bags
Fruits & Vegetables: 5.3 million cans
Meat: 3.0 million cans
Breakfast Bars: 1.3 million boxes
Pop Tarts: 350,000 boxes
Mops: 39,000 units
All told, we've shipped more than 730 truckloads of water and more than 660 truckloads of emergency-type merchandise.
4:00 PM: A unique request from Spring Lake, NC
Associates at the Spring Lake, NC store jumped into action to gather supplies to drop off at a relief shelter set up at a local elementary school. The shelter has been without power for three days, but we were able to bring them all of the items they requested, in addition to a special request. One of the shelter aids mentioned they had not been able to brew coffee for days. As a result, associates went back to the store, brewed coffee, and brought it back to the shelter.
2:30 PM: Walmart associate embedded with North Carolina Emergency Operations Center
1:00 PM: Supporting a shelter in Wilson, NC
12:00 PM: Reopening in Darlington, SC
Associates have been working around the clock to get the Darlington, SC store reopened so that our customers can get the supplies they need to start their own recovery. An additional seven facilities have been reopened in the Carolinas since this morning. Click here for the updated list of facility closures.