Not the usual rush
TROPICAL STORM DON didn’t exactly send Barbadians scampering yesterday.
Even before the Barbados Meteorological Services discontinued the storm watch just after 2 p.m., the usual hustle and bustle and last-minute rush by Barbadians to purchase the necessary items from hardware stores, gas stations and supermarkets was evidently missing.
When a team from the MIDWEEK NATION visited some of those businesses, there was no evidence that a tropical storm was even approaching.
The usually jam-packed aisles in Carter’s General Store in Wildey, St Michael, were quite empty.
Rows of flashlights and batteries – which are usually hot commodities – stood untouched on the shelves, as shoppers went about their usual business.
Assistant manager at the branch, Phillip Field, said while the shelves had been stocked and preparations had been made to facilitate a late rush, he was yet to see any increased traffic.(RB)