Humberto Hits Texas
On Thursday, September 13, Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Jefferson,
Orange and Galveston counties in southeast Texas disaster areas
as a result of Hurricane Humberto. Humberto was noteworthy for having
developed from a tropical depression into a Category 1 hurricane
in just over 12 hours. The storm came ashore within 80 miles of
where Hurricane Rita hit in 2005.
While power outages and heavy rain have been the primary damage
to the area, glass shops are keeping busy with repairs in the days
following the storm's landing. Victor, who preferred not to use
his last name, at Beaumont Glass Co Inc. in Beaumont, Texas, says
that the glass shop itself wasn't impacted by last week's storm,
but business has been busier than usual as a result of the hurricane.
"I'm expecting it to keep up," Victor says.
Fortunately, Victor says he hasn't had any trouble in keeping jobs
On the other hand, Pat Core, owner of City Glass Co. in Beaumont,
Texas, says, "It's been kind of crazy."
Core says it's to be expected that there will be problems in keeping
jobs on schedule.
"It does throw a kink in it," he says. "The storm people almost
have to be taken care of first … The jobs we had planned we can
almost put on hold."
Most of his replacements in the last week have been to plate glass
and residential windows.
"It wasn't like when [Hurricane] Rita came through, but we have
a bunch of small things coming through," he says. "We're going to
stay busy. After Rita it took almost about a year and a half before
things got back to normal."
HERE for more information about how Hurricane Humberto has impacted
the Gulf Coast.
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