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Joining us now is to expire at his home Depot's hurricane command center captain.
Doesn't give us a sense right now first off how the operations are going here.
Are all of your stores open and are you still selling to people who may need emergency supplies.
Yes it would be impacted -- right now we have 55 stores that are currently -- done as a result local authorities mandating that so 55 our locations are currently closed down.
Doug -- people need most right now so in that -- mood it's always the flashlights the batteries generators water things that you want to prepare yourself with before the storm.
But you know there -- a lot of people out there that didn't take it seriously enough and maybe now's the time when they're going out what -- they need.
Absolutely so at this point I would still focus on this same items on in the stores that are open -- to make sure you have those supplies for during the.
Yeah let me get to the generator issue generators are always in short supply and and I gosh it was about two nights ago that I was seeing local news reports here in New York City where they were all sold out and you build -- -- Companies in Secaucus and all of the other stores.
In New Jersey.
What is your supply situation like can you get more in tomorrow when the storm passes.
Absolutely so you're right that the ones that we pushed -- prior to the storm before we started to shut down stores are on.
For the most or even find border cute here and there but trucks are stage outside the city we have distribution -- -- throughout the area.
And as soon as we're able to -- -- trucks tomorrow we'll get supply back into our -- Doug -- your closing stores now because of the storm.
Yes 55 currently closed and we anticipate will close more as local officials mandate that tonight.
You know from storm preparedness to clean up two different sets of items that people really need what are the big cleanup items you expect to be selling.
After that it's going to be it's going to be chainsaw to generators again -- the power goes out but tarps to cover up to -- -- have been torn apart by the storm.
-- -- will be a big part of that and again supplies to keep water batteries flashlights things like that has the power still out.
Doug I know it's not your responsibility.
But but yeah a lot of people using these items particularly chain saws and stuff that needs gasoline.
Are not that experience with these items -- Unfortunately I'm sure some of those warnings are not -- Yes so far that's where associates in the stores and those orange aprons are they absolute best bet is we'll -- that -- -- -- as they can and the instruction.
On how to properly use either generators change all things like that.
So that they get the maximum benefit out of it and don't hurt themselves.
That are very important your CEO frank Blake was on our program just a couple of weeks ago and he's a very serious guy and I would imagine that this only makes things more intense -- -- -- deep public to go back to work -- thank you so much for joining us doll my pleasure thank -- -- fire at his home -- hurricane command center.