Since 1950, Federal and local governments in the United States have worked to replenish more than 350 miles of beachfront along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As the sea levels rise, beach erosion accelerates and the coastline municipalities lose a vital defense against superstorms. The frequency of these storms are on the rise — eight of the 10 most destructive hurricanes have occurred in the past decade — and more than ever, beachfront communities seek solutions that insure their ocean front structures as well as their lucrative tourism industry.

In 2004, four major hurricanes hit Florida alone. This devastating and relentless display of destruction brought home the reality that beachfront property is extremely vulnerable and is no match for the forces of nature. The most common damage resulting from these disasterous events is soil erosion and storm surge. Storm surge is the natural force created when high winds and decreased atmospheric pressure cause water to push against the shore. The advancing surge combines with the normal tides and wind-driven waves, creating the hurricane storm tide. These surges carry the coastline back into the sea, causing increased erosion, and a cycle that need to be broken. Whether you are looking to protect an existing property or build a new shoreline development, Skyline Steel can help you evaluate your coastal protection needs.

 

Storm Protection Solutions

Storms cause billions of dollars of damage each year, and water is responsible for the majority of the destruction. Water damage at its most basic level is a result from one of two things: flooding and/or erosion. Download this brochure to examine various construction options that can alleviate problems caused by soil erosion and flooding, reduce future costly expenditures and bring peace of mind to commercial and residential property owners. 

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Hurricane Katrina 2005

Hurricane Katrina 2005

Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly tropical cyclone that was the costliest natural disaster up to 2005 and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. 

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Superstorm Sandy 2012

Superstorm Sandy 2012

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. 

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Hurricane Isabel 2003

Hurricane Isabel 2003

Hurricane Isabel was the costliest and deadliest hurricane in 2003. The worst of the effects of Isabel occurred in Virginia, with electric service disrupted for weeks and local flooding that caused thousands of dollars in damage. 

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