Content about Hurricane Irene

October 8, 2011

Getting rid of mobile homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irene is a costly impediment for many low-income households wanting to start over. But a public-private partnership spearheaded by Vermont state officials got a $25,000 infusion from Aubuchon Hardware, a northeastern chain of 130-plus hardware stores.

Marcus Moran Jr., Aubuchon president and CEO, presented the donation to Lt. Governor Scott and Lawrence Miller, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, in a ceremony on Oct. 3. Aubuchon has 25 stores located in Vermont, according to the company’s website.

September 1, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's pledged $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.

“This has been a record-setting year for disasters across the country, and Lowe’s will continue to provide funding, supplies and volunteers whenever possible," said Robert A. Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO.

August 29, 2011

Most hardware stores and home centers along the Eastern Seaboard ran out of D-Cell batteries early on Friday as residents prepared for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irene. Typically not a fast-turning item, the big round batteries are essential for full-sized flashlights and portable radios. 

August 29, 2011

Home Depot and Lowe’s may receive a 1% bump to their third-quarter results as a result of Hurricane Irene sales, according to an analysis provided by MarketWatch

August 26, 2011

Eastern Seaboard consumers are lining up for batteries, generators and other storm-related products as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern United States.

A CBS News report on the storm said Home Depot's emergency preparedness team has been working and watching the storm closely, and have already sent 500 trucks to supply East Coast stores with high-demand products. CBS quoted Steve Holmes: "Product is selling just as fast as it arrives."