If it's not one thing, it's another! 2020 has been quite the year so far and we barely halfway over. First (and still) COVID-19, now two tropical storms that may affect Texas. According to recent weather reports, Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura are predicted to make landfall in Louisiana starting Sunday. To prepare, H-E-B stores will be altering some stores hours to 6 a.m. and close at 11 p.m until further notice.
Houston is still on far left-side of the cone for Tropical Storm Laura in the 10am CT Update. Average track error at this range is 100 miles. Houston region still needs to prepare for the worst. pic.twitter.com/ckcqy7UdUx
— Eric Berger (@SpaceCityWX) August 24, 2020
The Houston-area stores below will have the following hours until further notice, according to the H-E-B Newsroom:
7 a.m. -10 p.m.
- Angleton H-E-B
- Columbus H-E-B
- Alvin H-E-B
- Livingston H-E-B
- Santa Fe H-E-B
7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Wharton H-E-B
Joe V's Smart Shop locations are open daily from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Central Market stores are open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mi Tienda locations are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Along with temporarily changing the hours of operation, the grocery store has also implemented purchase limits on certain items including the following:
- Brisket - Limit 2
- Disinfecting & antibacterial sprays - 2 items
- Disinfecting & antibacterial wipes - 2 items
- Hydrogen peroxide - 2 items
- Rubbing (Isopropyl) Alcohol/swabs - 2 items
- First Aid and Cleaning Gloves - 2 items
- Water multipacks - limit 4 (this only applies at stores in the Houston area.
Texas H-E-B Prepares for Storm with New Hours
The Texas-based grocery store shared in a statement:
H-E-B is working with suppliers and vendors to ensure that all stores have additional products available to meet increased customer demand. Staple items include water, bread, batteries, nonperishable foods, baby formula and ice. H-E-B holds special hurricane inventory in several warehouses across the state to be prepared with large quantities of food and water to support communities in need.
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To keep up, follow the H-E-B hurricane guide on social media to find out about any store closures and the latest news. Also, follow local news to keep updated with the storm.