Patience at Home Depot
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Customers stand in line for generators at Home Depot in Beaumont on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Some waited in line more than nine hours without a firm arrival time on the truckload.
(Above) Keith Clarke (left) and Todd Zambardino (right) try to conduct business while standing in line for generators at Home Depot in Beaumont. Both were waiting at 9 a.m. when a truckload of generators was expected. By 3 p.m., the generators still hadn't arrived.
(Below) Marcus Southerland unloads two truckloads of plywood at the Home Depot in Beaumont. Customers waited in line for the plywood to cover windows in anticipation of Hurricane Rita.
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