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Irma caused pain for some businesses, profit for others
Chain saw, generator sales brisk, but restaurants see loss of inventory
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Chasten Parson adds a chainsaw to the display Friday afternoon at Howard's True Value Hardware in Oakwood as chainsaw sales soar due to damage from Tropical Storm Irma last week. - photo by Scott Rogers
While chain saws were flying off the shelves at Howard Brothers Oakwood Hardware, spoiled food was going in the trash at local restaurants. Tropical Storm Irma was the culprit for many area businesses but an economic boom for others as it swept through the region Sept. 11.