Big-box home improvement retailers Lowe’s and The Home Depot each recently opened warehouses in the Houston area to help meet demand for building materials following Hurricane Harvey, reports the Houston Chronicle.

According to the newspaper, Lowe’s signed a lease on a 244,000-square-foot warehouse near Bush Intercontinental Airport, and Home Depot leased a 300,000-square-foot space northwest of the city.

The retailers operate a combined 72 stores in the area.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston on Aug. 25 , and according to the Chronicle, 136,000 homes were flooded during the storm.

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