Palmdale, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2011
During the hurricane season the need for obtaining poly tarps is expected to outpace supply once again. These play an important role in emergencies since they can be used for emergency shelter, transportation of the injured as well as water collecting in extremely damaged areas. They are also useful in the rebuilding of damaged homes and businesses after disasters strike to keep from incurring any further damage.
In Haiti, the earthquake has caused demand for these to remain high. The recent tropical storm is cause the need for these to increase between more locals being displaced and homeless and the fight to maintain the repairs on buildings that are still open to the elements. This is causing a shortage in the country for this necessary tool.
A shortage has also been caused by the recent Gulf oil spill. With the need for using them for emergency shelters and being used for emergency cleanup, this supply to these areas have been extremely limited. In these areas they are still being sold at a faster rate than normal.
A representative from the leading U.S. tarps supplier Tarps Plus stated, "We have to watch the annual hurricane forecast in order to decide what kind of poly tarp inventory we are going to need that year. The forecast for 2011 has caused us to increase our supply of poly tarps considerably."
Other factors also increase tarp vendor's inventory.
In Indonesia, the volcano eruption of Mount Merapi has caused thousands to become homeless from fleeing the vicinity. These are being used for emergency housing in this area as well as for the victims 800 miles away of the recent tsunami who are needing these for shelter as well.
With the hurricane season on the East Coast of the United States beginning, as well as the rest of the disasters in the world, demand for a poly tarp is expected to remain high. Suppliers are meeting the demand and expect the record sales to continue through the end of next year. They are not expecting to see shortages as they have in years past, although they are warning that in areas that could be heavily hit supply may be limited.
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