Home Depot, Lowe’s Deploy Truckloads of Post-Storm Supplies

Home-improvement retailers Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos. deployed hundreds of truckloads of storm-recovery inventory Tuesday into areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Home Depot said it has roughly 100 truckloads of post-storm merchandise out on the roads with about 650 on hand and in the process of moving out. Lowe’s said hundreds of truckloads of emergency-relief supplies are being distributed to stores across the affected areas.

Aaron Flowe, Home Depot’s Northern Division president, said power outages have a major effect on the type of merchandise needed. Areas with brief outages

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