South Korean factories extensively damaged Monday by Typhoon Haishen report problems obtaining materials to begin repairs, local media report.
Haishen made landfall in Ulsan at about 9 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The rain and winds displaced at least 3,100 people and left nearly 75,000 households without power.
One factory that lost its roof and part of an exterior wall reported that the only supplier who would return their calls said reservations made in advance by larger companies meant no building material would be available for at least a month.
Because further typhoon activity is expected companies unable to find replacement materials are welding or tying together damaged areas as a temporary measure.
South Korean companies often prioritize fire insurance over coverage for storm and flood damage, the Ulsan Small and Medium Venture Business Administration reports.