Hurricane Michael Response 2018
FDOT Response Shelter
In October 2018, Hurricane Michael made direct impact on the eastern Florida panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm caused mass devastation throughout the state and brought major disruption and damage to the landscape, infrastructure, housing stock and multiple towns, communities and cities. Immediate response efforts required the mobilization of thousands of emergency response personnel, including FDOT service crews, who were charged with providing emergency road and highway clearing and access services.
SLS was immediately mobilized and tasked with assisting FDOT through the provision of an emergency response shelter capable of housing and feeding hundreds of FDOT personnel. Within 72 hours, SLS transformed an existing FDOT facility into a fully-functional shelter and operations base, providing comprehensive sleeping, feeding, hygiene and power services.
Utilizing in-house and subcontractor personnel and resources, SLS provided generators, cots, blankets, linens, pillows, sleeping trailers, shower trailers, portable toilets and personal products, as well as providing three fully-catered meals per day to shelter occupants.
Location: Chipley, Florida
Client: Florida Department of Transportation
Type: State of Florida
Value: $1.8 Million
Units: 150 Beds