Hurricane Ida made landfall on the coast of Louisiana this week, leaving more than 1 million Americans without power in its deadly wake. Widespread damage from the Category 4 storm also forced businesses to close, including: grocery stores like Walmart.
The storm has since downgraded to a tropical depression as it continues to make its way through the eastern US. To help customers living in communities affected by Ida, walmart has set up this handy live map. It outlines which retailer’s stores are open and closed in an effort to help Americans access food, water and other household necessities.
The interactive map shows super centers in blue and neighborhood markets in green. Regular Walmart locations are black, while Sam’s Club locations are marked blue with white brackets. Users can zoom in and out on the map, which shows each of the chain’s nearly 5,000 stores and their operational status.
On August 31, the “Store Status” map showed more than 40 stores as closed. Eat this, not that! reached out to Walmart for more information about the closures — and how long it expects stores to be affected. “We are closely monitoring the impact of Hurricane Ida in the southern US, knowing it will affect which of our stores are opened or temporarily closed,” the retailers told us in an email.
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