Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Kontek played an important role in the gulf coast recovery effort. The company received a contract from Jefferson Parish, in the New Orleans region, to provide Safehouses to shelter essential personnel who man pumping stations during a hurricane.

Among the reasons Kontek was chosen for this project was the extensive research in ballistics and blast mitigation that the company has performed in conjunction with Air Force Research Labs and the University of Missouri System.

CATEGORY FIVE SAFEHOUSES

The Safehouses are designed to house essential pumping station personnel during category five winds and high waters. The innovative project and partnership with Jefferson Parish officials marked a critical improvement in safety for parish residents.