Surviving disasters

January 1st, 2023

Extensive damage after Hurricane Ian in 2022. Hurricanes and severe weather often hit hardest in coastal areas, where marine fabricators and boat yards are in the highest risk category for sustaining damages from high winds and flooding. Photo: ©FelixMizioznikov, When Jeff Kleger got the call in February 2008 that the building housing his awning […]

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Geosynthetic applications in flood abatement

November 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics offer cost-effective strategies for mitigating or even eliminating severe flooding in coastal regions.  By Robert M. and George R. Koerner On September 8, 1900, a Category 4 hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, which is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, averaging about 8 feet (2.4 meters) above sea level. The storm created a 15-foot (4.6-meter) […]

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Prepare now for a future disaster

August 1st, 2019

by Jeff Moravec In a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Irma in 2017, business owners had to deal not only with repairing damage to their shops, but to their homes as well. Tornadoes, as well as the hurricane itself, ravaged the home of Oceanside Canvas’ owners on Cudjoe Bay in the Florida Keys. Photo: Steve […]

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