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- Hurricane Florence has people turning to local hardware and supply stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Ace for assistance that the government can’t necessarily provide.
- These outlets have emergency command centers and meteorologists on duty.
- After 2017’s brutal hurricane season, Home Depot had revenue of more than $ 100 billion, and Lowe’s earned about $ 68 billion.
MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe’s. And many other hardware and building supply outlets.
Not surprisingly, these companies plan for storms such as Hurricane Florence all year. Much like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, supplies are pre-positioned and trucks loaded and ready to go with everything from batteries to gas cans to tarps to chainsaws.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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