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How Target Teams are Responding to Hurricane Florence

Teams from across Target are working together to help our team members, guests and communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. With more than 130 stores in the storm’s path and nearly 20,000 team members in the area, that means all hands on deck across our business.

Target’s Green Team—a cross-functional team led by the Global Crisis Management team in our Corporate Command Center (C3), which includes human resources, corporate responsibility, properties, distribution, security and many more teams—activated early last week as part of our established crisis response program. This group supports our stores and distribution centers by monitoring weather conditions, coordinating efforts to take care of our team, shipping much-needed products to the area, and putting plans in place to maintain and protect our team, facilities and operations.

In the days leading up to landfall, we identified the 1,500 products our guests need most, and loaded and shipped as many extra trailers of those products as possible to our stores before the storm hit. We've already shipped more than 1 million bottles of water, along with food, flashlights, batteries, phone chargers, cleaning supplies and more. As guests stocked up, some of these items sold out, but we’re working around the clock to restock them as quickly as possible.

Whenever a disaster hits, we balance our need to keep stores open for the community while making sure our team members can take care of themselves and their families. As of Monday, Sept. 17, all Target stores in the area have reopened to serve our guests.

This story was originally published Sept. 11, 2018. It was last updated Monday, Sept. 17, at 10:00 a.m. CST. Visit Target’s store locator for more location information.

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