Do businesses close for tropical storms?

Should I go to work during a tropical storm?

Unfortunately, there is no law preventing employers from making you work shifts during a natural disaster; in fact, if you stay inside or leave town to avoid a natural disaster, you run the risk of being fired.

Does Starbucks close for hurricanes?

As Coral Garnick of Puget Sound Business Journal reports, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma forced the closure of 400 and 700 Starbucks stores, respectively. Collectively, the disasters affected approximately 15,600 workers and their families.

Can my boss make me work during a hurricane?

Yes, your boss can order you to work in a hurricane or flood zone, so long as the government has not ordered a mandatory evacuation of that area. You have the right to refuse at the potential cost of your job and have to decide whether your job or safety is more important.

Can I call out of work for a hurricane?

Ahead of a natural disaster like Hurricane Florence, politicians and safety officials tell the public to evacuate early and not wait until conditions get bad.

Who owns local Starbucks?

Schultz was succeeded by Kevin Johnson as CEO in April 2017 and Myron Ullman as chairman in June 2018. Schultz has written four books on business.

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Howard Schultz
Years active 1986–present
Known for Leadership of Starbucks and co-ownership of Seattle SuperSonics
Title Chairman emeritus, Starbucks
Term 2018–present

How fast is Tropical Storm Nicholas Moving?

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 7 a.m. advisory, the storm currently has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 15 miles south southwest of Houston and is moving north northeast at 8 mph.

What was the last tropical storm in Houston Texas?

Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 major hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Harvey near peak intensity prior to landfall in southern Texas on August 25
Lowest pressure 937 mbar (hPa); 27.67 inHg
Fatalities 68 direct, 39 indirect
Damage $125 billion (2017 USD) (Tied as costliest tropical cyclone on record)