U.S. Tarps Supplier Leads Way To Help Tornado Victims in Harrisburg, Illinois

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Top U.S. tarp experts Tarps Plus aid tornado victims with tarps in the tornado aftermath.

Leading U.S. tarp supplier has sent multiple shipments of tarps to Arkansas, Tennessee and Northern Mississippi to help cover possible damaged roofs as well as supply assistants with temporary shelter. The southern region has been stricken with devastating tornadoes. Six people were killed in Harrisburg Illinois due to the tornado and more is expected to come. Tarps Plus specializes in tarps for roof coverage and sheltering, Tarps Plus has increased its production and has sent several shipments in the area. The general manager of the tarp company, Angelina Urquart stated, "We have seen a substantial increase in the demand for tarps in the region and have thus expanded our poly tarp production." Tarps Plus says in the wake of an emergency they can have the tarps delivered anywhere in the continental U.S. with 72 hours.

Poly tarps are the leading coverage of choice for covering roofs and supplying shelter after a tornado or hurricane due to the tarp's light weight but durability. The blue plastic tarps are inexpensive and supply a few months of waterproof protection until the structures are repaired. Cities like Branson, Mo. have seen structural damage to venerable buildings such as, The Americana Theater and Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater. One of the cities that was the hardest and suffered heavy destruction was Harrisburg Ill. with over 200 homes and 25 business destroyed.

President Barack Obama has offered federal help to the governors of Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and Kansas. The national guards have also been called into action to help with the clean up as well as handing out some supplies such as water and tarps. As power companies restore electricity more tornadoes are expected to hit the area within the following weeks.


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