Jacksonville, Fla. — The Costco at the Town Center tends to be busy on a normal day but on Friday there was a line at the door.
Elwood Thompson was one of the shoppers in line.
“The line was back on the other side of the tire installation when I got here,” said Thompson.
Thompson stocked up on supplies while on his usual Costco run Friday.
He said the store was busier than usual.
“I actually took pictures to post on Facebook later because I was like ‘holy crap’,” said Thompson.
The good news was he didn’t have to wait in the sun for too long before being let in.
“Combination of COVID-19 and the hurricane coming and making sure that they have safe distancing, perfect storm,” said Thompson.
While Hurricane Isaias is not forecast to make a direct landfall in Northeast Florida, Thompson likes to be prepared for anything.
“You never know with surges and all that so we just want to make sure. I got water, I got vegetables because I keep cans and dry stuff. The basics, the perishables,” he said.
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