Hurricane

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced July 24 that it had awarded two separate contracts worth a combined $296.3 million to help the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune in eastern North Carolina replace bridge and building structures that suffered damage from Hurricane Florence in September 2018.

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty portable diesel-powered bypass and dewatering pumps, wants everyone to be prepared for any major storm. With the 2020 Hurricane Season just around the corner, Thompson Pump reminds people that storm preparedness is a year-round job and offers tips to make sure they are ready before this hurricane season becomes active.

The Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) and the Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) are taking the lead on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $10.3 billion Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project in Louisiana, which so far has received an investment of more than $450 million in construction work for levees and floodgates.

Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) Community Service Committee took on the initiative to help the Bahamian residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian as one of this year's community service projects. GUCA members were challenged to donate $1,000 to the relief efforts to help those impacted by the catastrophic hurricane that ravaged the island community.

When Hurricane Dorian struck North Carolina's Cape Hatteras region (Dare and Hyde counties) on the evening of Sept. 6 as a Category 1 storm, it caused considerable damage to coastal towns, homes and businesses, along with vital highway and road infrastructure.

In addition to causing serious damage to many communities in the Carolinas, Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017) and Florence (2018) were responsible for considerable destruction to the beaches in several communities throughout South Carolina that rely on local, regional and national tourism.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division reports that the emergency repairs on Hawaii Island of damages caused by the Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption (May to September 2018) and Hurricane Lane (August 2018) have been completed.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, a mix of tools and machinery is hard at work in a part of South Carolina known as a place for fun and relaxation: the coastline in and around Myrtle Beach. The area beaches are part of South Carolina's 60-mi.-long Grand Strand, a series of seaside communities stretching from the North Carolina border to Georgetown.

Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building and specialty construction company, has announced that its subsidiary, WDF Inc. , has been approved for award by the New York City Housing Authority for the Sandy Recovery Program Restoration at Jacob Riis Houses.

Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage as a result of the hurricane, which made landfall in the area as a Category 4 storm and caused the destruction of buildings and limited access to power, water and roadways.

When Hurricane Michael slammed the Gulf Coast earlier this month, it left an unprecedented trail of destruction that will cost millions of dollars and months, if not years, of effort to repair. In the aftermath of the first Category 4 hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851, equipment dealers faced the twin challenge of supplying dozers and excavators for government cleanup efforts while at the same time recovering from the damage to their own businesses.