A pandemic, multiple hurricanes and a winter storm that disrupted power supplies have all hit resin producers hard along the Gulf Coast region.
And the bad news keeps coming.
Spring storms have caused flooding in the same regions hit by three hurricanes in 2020, with a forecast calling for continued rains for a few more days.
"Rainfall totals were between 7-14 inches and flood warnings were issued for Western Jefferson County in Texas as well as for East Baton Rouge Parish and for Eastern Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana, which includes the city of Lake Charles. The National Weather Service described the situation as 'particularly dangerous,'" CNN reported.
At this point, Senior Reporter Frank Esposito says companies he's checked on — LyondellBasell and ExxonMobil — are operating normally, but we'll continue to keep an eye on the situation there.