Thursday, September 29, 2005

Who will rebuild if all the builders are gone?

This AP story indicates that perhaps thousands of contractors have been wiped out by Katrina. How do you rebuild if workers and contractors are scattered all over the country?
With hundreds or even thousands of builders wiped out by Katrina - their tools lost and workers scattered - homeowners looking to rebuild quickly are in for a shock.

The scope of home destruction is so sweeping that it will likely stretch rebuilding for years. It took more than a decade to reconstruct all the homes destroyed by Hurricane Andrew, after it hit Florida in 1992. Katrina destroyed 10 times as many homes as Andrew.

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