Monday, April 03, 2006
Wal-Mart and Disaster Preparedness
The narrator began explaining about Wal-Mart and how is responded to potential disasters. With predictable disasters, such as hurricanes, Wal-Mart would ship items to its stores in the area that it anticipated people would want and need, bottled water, batteries, and apparently beer and Pop Tarts.
I have blogged before about how well Wal-Mart responded to Hurricane Katrina. The blurb on the Discovery Channel added some perspective.
According to the show: The number one selling item before a hurricane? Beer. The number one selling item after a hurricane? Pop Tarts. Of course, as we saw in response to Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart had plenty of bottled water, generators, and other emergency related items on hand.
Maybe FEMA could learn a thing or to from Wal-Mart.
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