Love's Employees Make a Difference During Hurricane Isaac
As Hurricane Isaac makes its way through the gulf coast, we’ve been doing all we can to prepare at Love’s.
Love’s fuel haulers worked through the night on Monday to take extra fuel to locations that may be affected by the storm. Store managers made sure that items like water, batteries, snacks and other electronics were fully stocked. Windows have been boarded up, some gas pumps are wrapped with shrink wrap to prevent damage and employees made sure onsite generators are ready to go in case of power loss. Signs have been hung outside Love’s locations letting customers know that although our windows are boarded up, our doors are open for business.
We’ve had several locations in the predicted path of Hurricane Isaac and as of Wednesday afternoon our store in Biloxi, MS, has been hammered by bands of wind and rain. There was a 7 p.m. – noon curfew announced Tuesday night in Biloxi. Love’s was permitted to stay open to serve emergency personnel and highway travelers. All employees at the location stayed at work on a voluntary basis during the curfew and said they are happy to work to help the community in this great time of need.
The on-site Subway served about 120 emergency personnel dining in on Tuesday night as they prepared to help the community as Hurricane Isaac approached. Love’s is currently one of very few businesses that remains open in Biloxi, and we have nothing but admiration and gratitude for our dedicated employees and community members who are helping each other get through Hurricane Isaac.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Love’s in Biloxi is doing well. Love’s in Port Allen, LA, is without power and taking all necessary safety precautions as they try and get power restored. Love’s in McComb, MS, is having power surges, but power has consistently been restored within minutes of it going off.
We are thankful that we can offer community members, professional drivers and travelers a safe place to fuel up, grab a bite to eat and purchase supplies. We thank all Love’s employees for making a difference in the community. Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Isaac and we will continue to keep you in our prayers.