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The Three D’s of Water Control

The 3-D’s of Water Control

In the cofferdam business, we refer to the 3-D’s often: Dewatering, Diversion, and Damming. There is a multitude of applications where our sturdy and portable cofferdam proves to be the most useful tool against water to ensure safety and reliability for project completion. Below is listed what each D means and examples of situations where they would be used to help you better understand the diverse types of issues our temporary water barriers are equipped to handle!

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Hurricane Maria Updates

Hurricane Maria UpdatesHurricane Maria Updates

The headline of a NY Times article reads, “In the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria drowned what Irma didn’t destroy” and the story continues on to note that between the debt, the lack of funding, the unemployment rate being at twice the national average, what was once considered one of the Caribbean’s most ideal landscapes is now ravaged by two Hurricanes of immense force and an appetite for destruction only 14 days apart. The title of the article is very fitting and even more tragic.

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Updates on Hurricane Jose and Katia

Hurricane Jose and Katia

Updates on Hurricane Jose and Katia

Hurricane Jose became a very noteworthy hurricane in September 2017, as noted on wikipedia.com and other news – providing websites, as it is “the first and so far only time in Atlantic history that two active hurricanes simultaneously had recorded wind speeds of at least 150 miles per hour”.

Jose reached a peak on September 8th as a category 4 hurricane but is now downgraded to tropical storm status where winds reach speeds of 39 mph – 73 mph, in accordance with the Saffir – Simpson scale. As it heads northward, a tropical storm warning was posted for coastal areas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and tropical storm watches were up for parts of New York’s Long Island and Connecticut, according to Fox News, who also reports that sandbags are lining the sidewalks on Nantucket where flooding has become a concern in Massachusetts.

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Massive Construction Revamp planned for I-75

Scheduled Construction on I-75Massive Construction Revamp planned for I-75

For almost 20 years, plans have been in the works for modernizing I-75 in Michigan, a well-travelled freeway built in the 60’s, encompassing approximately 18 miles of the freeway. Beginning at M-102 to south of M-59, the road experiences traffic volumes of 103 to 174 thousand daily. It is projected to allow for decreased congestion during travel time as much as improving the infrastructure of the existing road.
The fact that it’s considered such a critical structure and route is boasted by its number of commuters. It’s uses vary from local travel, commercial and freight use, and a local business route. The proposed improvements will ease congestion and positively modify safety, reliability and efficiency overall.

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Update on Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma updates

Update on Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has yet to dissipate and is now in Florida, but has been weakened to a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph, thankfully, after it bounced between categories 2-5 for days. The highest wind reached was a minute long sustained 185 mph. The fatalities as of September 12 are marked at 49, but the $190 billion expected damage cost is, thus far, around $30 billion making it the 4th or 5th costliest hurricane on record versus the #1 place. Again, this is just an update, not a final report.
According to Wikipedia, the storm has caused catastrophic damage to Barbuda (3 reported fatalities), Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Anguilla (1 reported fatality), and the Virgin Islands (4 reported fatalities) as a Category 5 hurricane. Additional fatalities reported are 1 death in Barbados, 10 deaths in Cuba, 11 deaths in the French West Indies, 1 death in Haiti, 3 deaths in Puerto Rico, 4 deaths on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten, and 11 deaths in the United States.

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