HESCO and Plaquemines Parish prepare for Isaac
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HESCO Bastion Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of HESCO baskets used for flood control and environmental protection, said today that it was working closely with Federal, state, and local officials to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac at it bears down on the North Coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 12 feet of storm surge is expected, according to meteorologists at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Louisiana Highway 23, a vital transportation and evacuation route, is at risk. Plaquemines Parish and the Louisiana Department of Transportation have chosen to protect this vital communication link with HESCO Concertainer units, their most trusted rapid flood protection system.
HESCO Concertainer units are also being used to close gaps in levee systems, and in other vital areas requiring reinforcement ahead of Hurricane Isaac.
Since Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, Louisiana residents have become accustomed to seeing HESCO barriers during times of emergency. The HESCO flood wall is the most robust, effective and proven fortification system available, it provides much needed protection and safety, as well as mitigating the effects of storm surge and excess rainwater.
HESCO Bastion Environmental, Inc is operating their Hammond, LA plant at maximum capacity to provide the protection Louisiana communities need. With Isaac quickly approaching, HESCO Technical Representatives are in southeast Louisiana assisting the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the State of Louisiana and local flood fighting officials around the clock. HESCO representatives have their boots on the ground and are keeping a watchful eye on Isaac to be sure they can maximize protection, affording residents extra time to evacuate safely in areas that require it.
About HESCO Bastion Environmental, Inc (HBEi)
HESCO Bastion Environmental, Inc is proud to have supported US Army Corps of Engineers, the National Guard, federal emergency response teams and the engineering community in responding to wide ranging environmental and ecological challenges.
HESCO Concertainer units are the technology of choice in flood mitigation and deployed during every major natural disaster in North America in the last decade. HESCO has helped communities to successfully push back flood attack; protecting homes, places of work and critical infrastructure.
HESCO also provides solutions for wetland restoration, beach erosion control, levee reinforcement programmes, traffic barriers, security blast walls and many architectural applications.
For more information:
Stephanie Victory, President
Dennis Barkemeyer, Senior Technical Representative
SOURCE HESCO Bastion Environmental, Inc.