Any increase in lumber/sheet rock shipments?

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Any increase in lumber/sheet rock shipments?

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:06 am

I know this query appears a bit insensitive to the likely millions of Harvey/Irma victims in the US but has there been any observable uptick in lumber/sheet rock/etc RR shipments to facilitate repairs to all the residential/commercial property damage in the southeast and Texas/Louisiana?
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Re: Any increase in lumber/sheet rock shipments?

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:57 am

Considering there's still whole neighborhoods of City of Houston sitting underwater and Irma is still an active extratropical low pressure system dumping buckets of rain on western Tennessee this weekend, it's still early by a matter of weeks for triaging building supplies. Cleanup's only begun. The only thing they're short on right this second on the Gulf Coast is plywood for boarding up the condemned buildings and patching broken windows in occupied buildings that won't be able to order replacement panes for a couple more weeks.
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Re: Any increase in lumber/sheet rock shipments?

Postby Hux » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:53 pm

Given the amount of rain and flooding I imagine there is a fair amount of track work to be done in both areas.
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