For several weeks at the end of the summer season, residents and business owners in the southeast region of the U.S. held their collective breath as hurricanes and tropical storms moved in from the sea.
Concurrently, those in industries like roofing that help rebuild storm-impacted areas also took interest in what was happening leading up to, during, and after storms rolled in.
So much so, in fact, that hurricane-related stories were Roofing Contractor’s most read for several weeks in the late summer and early fall, putting "Hurricane, Storms Among Top Roofing Stories in 2018".
Particularly popular stories were:
Research firms and aerial image providers are among the first to offer extensive insight into the damage caused by Hurricane Michael - and how much rebuilding needs to be done. CoreLogic reported that the storm caused an estimated $3 billion to $5 billion in damage.
Roofing contractors based in North Carolina and South Carolina took to social media in the days leading up to Hurricane Florence’s arrival. They gave people advice on how to prepare and also talked about what appeared to be damage likely to result.
Fresh off responding to Hurricane Florence, Eagle View Technologies took aerial images of damage done by Hurricane Michael for its government, insurance and commercial clients.
Other hurricane-related stories that appeared on the Roofing Contractor website were:
- U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted by Hurricane Michael
- Composite Roof on Seaside Restaurant Survives Four Hurricanes
- MRA Searches for Top Survivor Home of 2018
- U.S. Housing Starts Drop in September
- GAF Commits $1 Million in Assistance to Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts
- Hurricane Florence Damages Estimated at $5 Billion
- The Case for Resilient Roofing a Year after Memorable Hurricanes