RaceTrac Preps for ‘Busiest Hurricane Season Ever’

The retailer is stocked with supplies to help guests during storms.

May 31, 2024

RaceTrac is getting ready for the Atlantic hurricane season, which forecasters predict will see record storms—there are 33 named hurricanes likely to hit from June 1 to November 1.

RaceTrac has prepped stores in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Georgia with needed supplies and provisions for customers in these hurricane-prone areas.

“While we always hope for the best, we must all prepare for the worst, and being unprepared is worse than the storm itself,” said Kelly Harrington, director of asset protection, RaceTrac. “RaceTrac takes great pride in being there for our communities as a one-stop-shop for assorted foods, beverages and supplies when they need it most during severe weather events.”

The stores have stocked up on extra:

  • Various fuel options.
  • Bottled water.
  • Hot food items: Pizza, breakfast and hot dogs (if power is available in the store).
  • Non-perishable packaged food, snack food and juices.
  • Meal supplies: Paper plates, paper towels and plastic utensils.
  • Over-the-counter medicines, pain relief and first aid.
  • Toiletries: Hygiene items, moisture wipes and sanitizer.
  • Batteries.

RaceTrac also offers community support during storms, including free dispensed beverages to power crews, police and first responders. Additionally, RaceTrac’s wholly owned fuel transporter, Energy Dispatch, activates its emergency response team to deliver fuel to impacted areas, and the stores are upgrading their “Dedicated Fuel Pumps” for first responders and power crews with better visibility and enhanced signage.

RaceTrac said that in the event of a hurricane threat, stores will remain open to serve customers unless conditions become unsafe or officials mandate an evacuation. The company invited guests to keep up with news on store operations by visiting its website or following the company on social media platforms.