PROJECT 4

New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina

In August of 2005 the Gulf Coast was hammered by Katrina, a category 5 hurricane. Storage tank farms up and down the Mississippi were devastated by the wind and water. Facilities were flooded and dozens, if not hundreds, of tanks floated off their foundations.

MTS stepped up immediately to help. Multiple solutions were needed as every case was unique. Some tanks were craned back into place, but most were moved on beams, foundations rebuilt, and tanks put back into services quickly. 

Overall, MTS rescued over 30 tanks in a one year period immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

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