Businesses in the storm's path, including food shops, are also making preparations. Publix stated it will change hours and close several Florida stores.
Hurricane Ian's trajectory and expected consequences may affect shop hours and status. Safety of our employees, customers, and communities is our top concern, a business representative stated.
Some shops were anticipated to shut at 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Thursday will be a day off. Publix locations in the storm's path will close.
Publix has developed a microsite to keep consumers updated about the storm and opening-hour modifications. As on Sept. 28, 455 sites will be impacted.
Central Florida counties are mostly affected. Sumter, Orange, Citrus, Seminole, Marion, Osceola, and Volusia.
Leesburg's 717 N 14th Street and The Villages' 1120 Bichara Boulevard are also impacted.
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk are also impacted.
Business says many stores will reopen this week. Publix stores will reopen Sept. 30 at 7 a.m. The company's storm monitoring website has up-to-date information.
Publix isn't the only supermarket closing due to the weather. Winn-Dixie will likewise shut dozens of stores throughout the state on Wednesday.
The restrictions might prove onerous for storm victims. No safe evacuation, chain said. "Prepare for the storm. Stay safe. If you're near the storm, you're in danger.