Call it the inevitable result of the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas … “Home Depot and Lowe's Cos. have leased more than a half-million square feet of additional warehouse space since the storm flooded some 136,000 homes in the Bayou City.”

The story notes that “the additional warehouse space will expand their capacity to store drywall, flooring and other construction materials needed in the city's massive rebuilding effort.”