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Texas Glass Shops Endure Hurricane Dolly

Though Hurricane Dolly has been downgraded to a tropical storm, many glass shops in South Texas and along the Gulf Coast are still seeing high winds and rains as a result of the storm. However, the storm seems to be coming to an end for many.

"We had some fairly heavy rains sporadically yesterday and this morning, and it's pretty much over at this point," says Robert Rowe of Scott Glass Co. in Corpus Christi, Texas. "We have 30- to 40-mph wind gusts [today], but yesterday we had about 5 inches of rain."

And its effect on business?

"Anytime it's rainy we slow down because people just don't get out, but our suppliers were open and delivering parts," he says. "There was no power loss."

While the storms Rowe saw were minimal, he noted that glass shops in Brownsville, Harlingen and Port Isabel likely were seeing more of an impact, as these areas had up to 100-mph winds yesterday.™/AGRR magazine was unable to reach shops in any of these locales.

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