Florists prepare for storm before Valentine’s Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The impending storm couldn’t come at a worse time for florists and restaurants around the state.

Michael Daniele does it all. He arranges flowers, takes orders and delivers.

“When you do bring them everybody crowds around and they want to know who it’s from. It’s a nice thing. It is a nice thing to do,” said Daniele, Lincoln Flower Shop Owner.

But what’s not so nice is snow forecasted right before one of their busiest days of the year, Valentine’s Day.

They’re staring down nearly 100 orders, many of need to be dropped off.

“Their driver forgot 7 boxes of my stuff. So they’re bringing it on a second truck which means I probably won’t get them until maybe 2 or 3 in the afternoon,” said Daniele.

And with bouquets  being a hot commodity. He says customers are getting proactive.

“A gentleman called today and says I don’t want to wait for the weather. Can you please send her a dozen boxed for home and a dozen for her at work,” said Daniele.

Several are asking for an early delivery and if they’re not, he says they should.

For more than 20 years, he’s owned New Haven’s Lincoln Flower Shop, and they don’t plan to disappoint now.

“I just hope that the weather people are wrong as far as their predictions as what we are supposed to receive,” said Daniele.

And as forcasted snow totals accumulate, orders do the same with loved ones hoping their Valentine some flowers will warm hearts as snow falls.


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