As communities across Florida begin to clean up and make repairs in the wake of Hurricane Irma, retailers as well are assessing any damage to their stores, distribution centers or corporate headquarters for those based in the state.
National retailers including Walmart, Target, The Home Depot and others shut hundreds of stores ahead of the storm, which made landfall on Sunday in South Florida.
HSN, with its corporate headquarters and broadcast studios based in St. Petersburg, temporarily shifted its broadcasting efforts to Nashville during Irma. The retailer kept customers updated through its Facebook page.
On Monday morning, HSN said it was reaching out to Florida-based employees and assessing what impact the hurricane had on its campus. It was unclear as of late Monday morning if its headquarters and studio complex had suffered any damage.
BrandsMart, headquartered in Hollywood, on its website informed its customers in Florida and Georgia to expect business interruptions and delayed deliveries as a result of Irma. It was not immediately known if any of its stores were damaged in the storm.
Bradenton-based Bealls also used its website to advise customers of store closures and other issues related to the impact of Irma. The retailer listed offered a link on its website that allows shoppers to get a status update on locations. As of Monday morning, it was also not clear what damage, if any, Bealls stores may have suffered during the hurricane.