Historically, flooding has not been a concern for the residents of Frederick, Maryland. One uncharacteristically torrential rainstorm in 2015 changed that for good. The sudden influx of water caused storm drains throughout the city to back up and overflow into the streets. Floodwater rose to dangerous levels in a matter of hours and quickly began to make its way into homes and businesses, including the YMCA of Frederick County.
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Located along the shores of the mighty Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, lies the luxury high-rise known as Plaza Towers. It is owned by Eenhoorn, a national property management company that uses the building as its corporate office (it also houses a Marriott hotel and a variety of apartments and condominiums). In recent years, Plaza Towers has struggled with flooding from the nearby Grand River.
PS Flood Barriers™, a division of PS Industries™ Incorporated, recently added a new HydroDefense™ Flood Plank Wall System (FP-535) to its line of flood protection barriers.
As the company has evolved from being a manufacturer of high-quality industrial doors to one that also produces safety/fall-protection products and flood barriers, it now has a name that reflects its wide breadth of product offerings.
In 2017, the Houston, Texas, area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, which brought monumental widespread flooding. Over a four-day period, some areas received as much as 40 inches of rain. The flooding that ensued affected thousands of homes and businesses, but thankfully, with the help of PS Flood Barriers, some remained dry.
When storms caused two floods within five years, the town’s engineers turned to PS Flood Barriers for help.
As a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Con Edison, an energy company providing electricity, gas and steam service to more than 10 million people in New York City and Westchester County, needed to improve its flood protection efforts in facilities where gas pipes surfaced. Con Edison selected PS Flood Barriers to step up to the challenge, and it accepted.