hurricane harvey response 2017
Port Arthur, TX Emergency Facilities
In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, impacting the majority of the Gulf Coast. The Category 4 storm disrupted the lives and economies of many coastal cities and towns, including Port Arthur, which is located southeast of Beaumont.
Following Harvey’s impact, the City of Port Arthur immediately responded to its residents’ needs and mobilized emergency personnel to assist in recovery efforts, which included ensuring citizen safety, clearing roads and aiding in evacuation and rescue efforts. To expedite operations, Port Arthur staff commissioned a base camp as a central muster point that was capable of handling the needs of emergency response personnel.
SLS was engaged to provide modular units at the center of operations and was tasked with providing functionally viable office and sleeping accommodations for staff and responder personnel during the critical response timeframe. SLS provided 11 units comprised of office, sleeping and dining facilities, which were utilized for several weeks following Harvey’s impact.
Location: Port Arthur, Texas
Client: City of Port Arthur, Texas
Scope: Modular Units