Big J Mart & Discount Retailers Prepare For Hurrican Irene
Submitted by: Big J Mart Stores Inc.
South Windsor, CT (OPENPRESS) August 27, 2011 -- Internet retailer, Big J Mart Stores has already prepared for the Sunday morning impact of hurricane Irene. The suburban town is expected to take an almost direct hit from the massive storm. Forecasters don't expect Hurricane Irene to make landfall until Saturday. But for nearly a week now, big-box retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Big J Mart, and Home Depot have been getting ready.
Big-box retails have deployed hundreds of trucks carrying everything from plywood to Pop-Tarts to stores in the storm's path. It's all possible because these large retailers have turned hurricane preparation into a science — one that government emergency agencies have begun to embrace.
As of Friday at 5:00pm Central time, The Big J Mart website will become unavailable to the public for shopping. Orders placed before Friday Aug 26th 2011, will be processed and shipped.
Big J Mart will re-open their website for customers on Monday. A public relations manager for Big J Mart stated that they are not worried about the business as the main website servers are located in Toronto, Canada, which is not effected by the storm. "We purposely placed the website servers outside of the United States partly for this reason," a spokesperson said.
Big J Mart has offered several storm tips. The top five storm tips are as follows:
1. First, get important papers and special photos in order and secured in plastic. Identification is difficult and time-consuming to replace: so be sure to include social security cards, birth certificates, high school diplomas or GED certificates, titles or deeds to property, as well as your hurricane insurance policy. Photos of special occasions or loved ones cannot be replaced, so including these is important as well.
2. Think ahead and take video or photos of your property before you leave. This will help later on with any insurance checklist claims for damage that may need to be filed.
3. If staying with relatives is not an option, consider booking a room in a hotel or motel in another nearby town or state. Make sure to get directions and put them in the car ahead of time. It is easy to forget that piece of paper in the rush out the door. A cheaper route might be to find temporary hurricane shelters. Usually nearby towns not in the direct path of the hurricane will provide these for people in need.
4. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that your pet will have a place in a motel or hotel. Keep this in mind, and try to find alternate housing like pet-friendly hotels and motels or dog boarding kennels in areas out of the path of the storm until it is safe to return home.
5. Designate a spot, in the hall closet, to keep a bag of clothes for each person in the household. Make sure to include sleeping gear if you plan on going to a temporary shelter.
If you have questions, concerns, or need to immediately stop an order that has been placed on BigJMart.com please notify customer service immediately.