As weather service alerts began days before the impact of Harvey was felt, disaster-response plans were put into action and many home improvement, discount and grocery store retailers were ready to distribute critical supplies. One of these was local supermarket H-E-B, which drew widespread praise for managing to open 60 of its 83 stores in Houston the Sunday after Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 storm. As the calendar flips over a month since the storm hit land and rebuilding begins, the regional economy could get a jolt. Local experts say that a transitory spike in retail sales and construction that comes after every storm will likely offset some of the immediate economic trouble caused by Harvey, according to NAI Partners. The long-term damage is predominantly limited to housing and convenience-oriented small retail businesses located in neighborhood and strip centers.—Lisa Brown