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Two Home Depot Stores Still Closed From Ike


Atlanta The Home Depot said Tuesday that, of the 53 stores closed during the worst of Hurricane Ike, all but two have reopened.

The hurricane forced Home Depot to temporarily shutter stores along the Gulf Coast due to the weekend's tropical weather.

The still-closed stores are in hard-hit Texas communities of Galveston and Houston.

Meanwhile, a convoy of an additional 300 truckloads of supplies was headed to the region, Home Depot said.

"Demand is high and we're moving product in as quickly as possible," said company spokesman Ron DeFeo.

Ike came ashore early Saturday morning and caused billions of dollars in damage to the region.

In related news, Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s Cos. has reopened all 58 of its stores closed during the hurricane. Fourteen are operating with limited hours, however.

Lowe’s said its emergency command center was working to make sure clean-up supplies and generators are being delivered to areas hit hard by the weekend storm.

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