Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Shutting Down Almost 50 Stores due to the Impending Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is on its way and Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is going all out to pull down shutters of at least 50 retail stores across the East Coast of the United States. 35 stores are already being boarded up, which are within the landfall of the hurricane’s path with the other 15 falling just outside the boundaries in northeastern U.S. and Canada.

The anchor store on Fifth Avenue in New York City along with others was also shut down on Saturday. The stock in the stores were covered and secured in plastic bags and the sandbags were piled outside stores to combat water damage.

ifoAppleStore reported that precautions had also been taken for stores of Apple in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. Water is a serious threat to Apple’s maple wood display tables and the electrical outlets within the floors. The hurricane might bring up to 25 centimeters of rain, 60 centimeters of snow, extreme storm surges, and power cuts; the effect of which might be spread across 12 states.

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