Shortly after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction in the Caribbean, Florida residents flocked to stores to stock up on food and supplies to prepare for the impending Category 5 storm. Last-minute shoppers should hurry as supermarket chain Publix announced that it will close stores.
Experts categorized Hurricane Irma as the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, as it barreled through the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of up to 185 miles per hour Thursday.
South Florida residents stocked up in preparation for the storm but late-comers may be out of luck, as Publix announced Thursday that it will adjust store hours and close several locations due to the storm.
“Due to Hurricane Irma, several of our stores in South Florida will be adjusting their operating hours,” the Publix website read.
The supermarket chain said it planned to alter store hours at certain locations as…