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Mahaffey Has You Covered. Before, During, and After the Storm.

Have you ever wondered how Mahaffey brings energy response and business continuity solutions at lightning-fast speed to those impacted by terrifying storms?

Topics: Emergency Response Extreme Weather Structures

3 Things to Expect from Your Fabric Structure Provider When You Face the Unexpected

One of the first lessons in woodworking is “Measure twice, cut once.” This advice applies whether you’re dealing with a hobby project in your workshop or a massive capital construction project.

But, even with all the measuring and planning in the world, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan.

Topics: Project Management Business Continuity Clearspan Fabric Structure Emergency Response

A Post Katrina Account of Building and Supporting Disaster Relief Base Camps

August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the Gulf Coast with devastating results. Winds measuring 175mph splinter cities, massive flooding makes thoroughfares look like rivers and power outages leave thousands sweltering in summer heat with no clean water to drink. Across Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana people need shelter, food, and medical attention.

Topics: Emergency Response Extreme Weather Structures Base Camps and Living Facilities

Hurricane Preparedness & Protecting Inventory with Relief Tents

As many parts of our nation are recovering from Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, and others are preparing for Category 5 Hurricane Irma, businesses are beginning to prioritize emergency response planning. After a tropical storm or hurricane’s path is projected, an emergency plan should be immediately implemented. While protecting its people should be a company’s first priority, goods and inventory must also be a factor.

Topics: Emergency Response Extreme Weather Structures

Know Your Base Camp Needs Before Disaster Strikes

In our previous blog post in this hurricane preparedness series, we offered a checklist to identify what should be done before disaster strikes to minimize loss and ensure a speedier return to operations. Mahaffey Fabric Structures is known for our ability to keep business going when permanent structures are compromised, but did you know we can help keep people going as well?

Topics: Emergency Response Extreme Weather Structures

Disaster Relief Shelter - Preparedness Tips for a Predicted "Above-Average" Hurricane Season

We’re about one-third of the way through the official 2017 hurricane season, and thankfully, no major incidents have taken place yet. While this may give you peace of mind today, we still have two-thirds of hurricane season left to weather.  Even non-coastal communities, residents, and businesses are at risk, as storm winds can cause just as much damage and loss as water. From one business to another, preparedness is key. 

Topics: Emergency Response

How Long Is Temporary Where Disaster Relief Shelter Is Concerned?

In most instances disaster relief shelters are considered temporary. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe, functional shelter that can serve as a home base for families while they recover from a disaster and begin to rebuild their community and resume their ordinary life in a permanent home. However, the word temporary can actually mean a very long time when it comes to how long it takes to recover from any disastrous event. Displaced survivors may find themselves living in a temporary disaster relief shelter for months, perhaps even years. Today’s fabric shelters must be able to meet that need. 

Topics: Emergency Response

Why Rapid Response Is So Important for Disaster Relief Recovery

Natural disasters seem to happen frequently. The environment is changing which is resulting in more frequent weather-related natural disasters. When these things occur, entire villages, cities or geographical regions can be affected. Entire populations of dozens, hundreds, or thousands, of people will require shelter. It is the following days, weeks, or even months that it will take for life to get back to normal after a disaster. During that time, to protect a person from the effects of exposure to the elements, shelter is critical to survival and recovery. 

Topics: Emergency Response Amenities