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BY JOE CRUZ
Walmart stores in Pico Rivera, California, Livingston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Brandon, Florida, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, all announced that they were closing their stores for plumbing problems that would take six months to resolve. The explanation caused confusion given that entire Walmart stores have been built within the same time frame. Employees were told suddenly on that same day that they would be laid off. Does this have anything to do with the Jade Helm exercise that is lighting up the conspiracy world?
Plumbing issues are causing a Brandon Wal-Mart to close its doors for an undetermined amount of time. Employees and customers found out today making it one of the busiest shopping days ever as perishables were discounted. Walmart spokesperson Amanda Henneberg released a statement Tuesday on the closure:
“As part of an effort to ensure all of our stores are fully serving the needs of our customers we regularly assess the conditions of our stores. Due to ongoing plumbing issues that will require extensive repairs we are temporarily closing the Valrico/Brandon store. We will immediately begin the process to address these issues and intend to reopen the store as soon as all of the plumbing issues are resolved. Deciding to close a store is not a decision we make lightly, but after careful consideration, we felt it was necessary to make these repairs so we can better serve our customers and the community in the long run.”
For the Brandon Walmart local customers are already skeptical about the excuse the were given. When 10 News was at the Walmart on Tuesday, there were no marked septic trucks or plumbing vehicles in the lot. “Where is everybody if they’re supposed to be working on everything where are all the trucks?” asked shopper Melissa Dupuis.
Conspiracy theories are exploding over the internet concerning the closure of Wal-Mart. They consist of Jade Helm, Fukushima and FEMA Camps. Infowars writes; The news sparked wild conspiracy theories, with some linking the closures to Jade Helm, the upcoming military exercise which some fear is a dry run for martial law. “A Walmart would make a perfect FEMA detention facility … see ya in the camps!” ranted one respondent. Another wild theory is that the stores are being decontaminated after receiving radioactive food from the Fukushima region. ABC Action News reported that, “None of the five affected stores have sought any plumbing permits for future repairs.” “I think it’s a lie, I think it’s something else,” another shopper said in reaction to the closure of the Pico Rivera Walmart.
What’s bizarre about the closures is that they seem to have been announced with no planning whatsoever. Shelves were fully stocked and employees were given no warning before they were laid off. Is it all a plumbing issue or is there something bigger that Wal-Mart is not telling their customers and employees?