Walmart International operates 381 stores in Chile, two of those are affected from the 8.2 earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Chili yesterday (April 1), according to Kevin Gardner, spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores.
“The good news is that no associates or customers have been reported injured. We have five stores in the affected area, and three are open and operating. Our teams are working on the other two stores that are closed, and those will open as soon as basic services are restored and our associates are able to safely return to work,” Gardner noted in an email response today (April 2.)
CNN reports about 928,000 people have been evacuated and six related fatalities.