Walgreens back in business in Galveston

September 26, 2008

While emergency officials scramble to restore power to homes and businesses throughout the hurricane-ravaged Galveston, Texas-area, Walgreens has reopened it store in the midst of the city to provide much-needed supplies and pharmacy services.

While emergency officials scramble to restore power to homes and businesses throughout the hurricane-ravaged Galveston, Texas-area, Walgreens has reopened it store in the midst of the city to provide much-needed supplies and pharmacy services.

"We're very happy that we could reopen this store at Hurricane Ike's Ground Zero less than a week after the storm hit," Robert Jenkins, a Walgreens district manager, said. "As of 8 a.m. Friday morning, we're providing full-store service, and our pharmacy department is opening this morning a soon as that staff arrives."

Even if Walgreens pharmacy customers in the Galveston area can't get to their usual location, they can have prescriptions filled at any Walgreens. The chain operates 6,443 drugstores throughout the country.