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Demand for supplies increases after Hurricane Laura

Demand for supplies increases after Hurricane Laura
Posted at 2:54 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 20:17:14-04

Some stores are seeing a high demand in post-hurricane supplies like generators, tarps, and more. One Acadiana store is making sure they don't run out of stock.

At Stine, workers have been working 7 days a week trying to keep up with the demand. The headquarters in Calcasieu Parish was hit hard by Hurricane Laura.

While they're working to rebuild, the company is also working to help others.

Throughout the store, you'll see items like generators, gas cans, propane tanks, water and more.

These are just a few items that many are looking for after the storm. Store supervisor Jason Randall says they're getting truckloads of supplies that many people are searching for during this time.

"There was about six days where we were getting about two 18-wheelers a day just of generators. Truckloads of extra hurricane supplies. We also been working with the Coke company. Getting water and keeping that available just 7 days a week," Randall said. He added, "The increase, as far as people-wise, there was one day we had an extra up to 500 transactions in a day. It's a pretty big jump."

And as long as there is a demand, they will continue doing what they have to do to get those supplies.