An analyst breaks down how natural disasters like hurricanes and fires impact Home Depot and Lowe’s (HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe’s tend to benefit from natural disasters because of the nature of the home-improvement business. Both companies also have centers dedicated to emergency preparation and response, and they donate millions of dollars and a robust assortment of resources to disaster relief. Business Insider spoke to Seth Basham, the managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, about how different natural disasters affect the home-improvement retailers.

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