Profiting off Debby
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a sound now echoing throughout the River City. Local roofers hard at work.
Hammering out one job after another, roofers across North Florida are now swamped in roofing repairs with the region sitting swamped in record rainfall.
"Oh it's been crazy busy, crazy busy," said Jacksonville roofer Jimmy Soderlund. The business phone for the company he owns has not stopped ringing since Tuesday night.
Roofers appreciate this because the dry months prior to this one was drying out their wallets.
"It has been bad. Nobody calls for roofers when there's no rain," said roofer Len Williams, "Everybody's calling right now."
But cutting through this over-flooding demand for water damage repairs will take some time.
"I gotta tell some customers it'll be a week or two before we get there," Soderlund tells Action News, "I think that's the norm for the industry in Jacksonville."
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