The UK has been hit by adverse weather in recent weeks, leaving some areas without power and parts of many towns under water. Weather warnings are also still in place in some parts of the country.
Over Christmas, the worst storms in two decades left many people's houses battered by wind and rain. DIY and hardware stores have therefore become the one place where people can buy the essential tools to mend things around their homes and in their gardens.
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DIY Week will be including a story on this in our January 24 issue and we want to hear from you. Has your area been badly affected or even your shop or business been flooded? Have your customers been buying specific products to help repair their homes or protect against further damage; have you noticed a boom in any particular areas?
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. If you have got a longer story to tell, let us know if you would be happy to be contacted.