Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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.

Please see Mark's Hurricane Rita visual timeline.


Megan said...

Do you actually know the gentleman in this picture? I am a long ago friend of Todd Zambardino and am wondering how he is.

Mark M. Hancock said...

I didn't meet him until I made these images. I don't recall meeting him since.