Hurricane Michael: The Rebuilding Process

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle a little over a week ago on October 10, 2018. The violent Category 4 Hurricane left a trail of destruction as it tore through the Southeast United States. In the wake of the strongest recorded storm to hit the area, people who live and work in impacted areas want to assess damages to their property and businesses. We at FET would like to express the need for extreme caution.

The aftermath of Michael has left behind many hazards. Bridges and roadways remain more prone to collapse. Buildings may have been weakened structurally. Downed power lines could be live and present the risk of electrocution. These dangers, among others, are why in the days following a catastrophic event, it’s best to let trained experts safely perform damage assessments. Our Forensic Engineers with backgrounds in Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical disciplines are available to assist in evaluating the cause and extent of damage, creating scope of repairs, and reviewing contractor estimates for building system losses.

Contact: Senior Structural Engineer – Paul D. Tucker, P.E. or Electrical Engineer – James C. Raeburn, P.E., C.F.E.I.

If you have a project that requires assistance, you can submit information here.