Retailers Escape Storm; Crops in Question

Winn-Dixie Stores released all non-critical employees from its headquarters yesterday as a precaution amid heavy flooding from Tropical Storm Fay, but operators around the state contacted by SN said they suffered no damage to stores.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores released all non-critical employees from its headquarters here yesterday as a precaution amid heavy flooding from Tropical Storm Fay, but operators around the state contacted by SN said they suffered no damage to stores. “We released people early so they could get home safely,” Robin Miller, a spokeswoman for Winn-Dixie, told SN. Some Publix Super Markets stores around the state closed early yesterday, according to Maria Brous, a spokeswoman for Publix.

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