Published: May 18, 2020
Updated: June 2, 2020
Reporter: Taylor Petras
Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Shelves are wiped out week after week, forcing limits on the number of items you can buy at a time when Southwest Florida is getting ready to stock up.
We spoke to community members and an expert, who offers advice, about preparing for hurricane season during the coronavirus pandemic…
Dr. Ben Ruddell with Northern Arizona University recommends getting ready ahead of schedule.
“We already have a supply chain that’s spread thin,” Ruddell said. “And you might not be able to get what you need when that hurricane is coming at you, so prepare now.”
Ruddell studies supply chains across the United States. He says, because every state is dealing with the pandemic, they might not have supplies to share with Florida.
“It’s very predictable that your recovery from a big hurricane this year is going to take a lot longer than it normally does, which means people need to be prepared for that,” Ruddell said. “They need to have more food, more water, more gasoline.” …