Godwin, a Xylem brand, continues to support emergency relief efforts through the south after Hurricane Isaac.
In the same areas hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, parishes throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge were experiencing flooding and power outages from Hurricane Isaac. Pump stations were being used at length because of the outages, and needed backup. Godwin, in conjunction with distributor Better Pumps & Solutions, deployed a total of 167 pumps.
Godwin deployed 6-in. pumps from branches in Houston, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., Lakeland, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., Bridgeport, N.J., and Evanston, Wyo. Godwin Midwest District Manager Rob Lamm traveled to Louisiana to assist Better Pumps & Solutions and work with contractors.
John Bienvenu of Better Pumps & Solutions said, “There were five coastal parishes, among others, affected by Hurricane Isaac. Some have had recent levee improvements that helped prevent flooding. Others, in lower lying areas, experienced greater floods. Those not greatly affected by flooding still suffered large power outages.”
Better Pumps & Solutions has locations in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and were at the forefront of hurricane relief in the area.
In Mississippi, flooding wasn't too dramatic during the storm, but the remnants of Hurricane Isaac still caused problems for local communities. Godwin Eastern District Manager Will Buddin started receiving calls on Saturday before Labor Day that the Percy Quin dam and levee were in jeopardy.