Far more important than the automotive service world, floods related to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have been responsible for taking dozens of lives and destroying the homes of thousands of citizens living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico. The storms are reported to be responsible for many lives lost, tens of thousands of residents displaced from their homes and billions of dollars of property damage. Add to that the months and even years of lost productivity for folks from all walks of life who were profoundly affected by these storms that dumped over trillions of gallons of rain. In a true display of what our nation is about, Americans (including many MACS members) have worked selflessly and tirelessly to help one another. From the federal, state and local first responders and governmental officials to countless volunteers from around the nation, everyone has pitched in to help their neighbors. Residents of every race, ethnicity, religion, economic status and lifestyle have put the ‘Golden Rule’ into action, loving their neighbors. On the business side of the rebuilding effort, those in the building trades are stepping up to the likelihood of a restful vacation being out of the question for a long time as rescue efforts wind down and the restoration of homes, businesses and infrastructure hammered by the storms start to wind up. It goes without saying that the entire team at MACS relays our deepest sympathies for the families who have lost loved ones and send our thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected by this season’s storms.
The 2017 hurricane season has resulted in an estimated 1 million vehicles involved in floods from Hurricane Harvey in August and from Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria in September. Most of these vehicles will end up in auto recycling yards. History has shown us, however, that many will be rolling into MACS member shops! Read the rest of this article online.