On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey would devastate Corpus Christi and its surrounding area. The hurricane’s heavy rainfall and strong winds where so damaging to these communities that it has now been recorded to be the second-costliest storm in recorded history. Read this article at alivenewspaper.com
The state of Texas estimated damages and the cost of aid to be around $125 billion. The federal government would then seek the services of GSH of Alabama to aid in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. The difficulties in disaster relief where shown during 2005’s Katrina recovery efforts, although what has been seen as a horrible error on the part of the government is today considered lessons learned that have aided in improving how we respond to natural disasters. Read more about Barbara Stokes at Affiliatedork.
One of the areas to be improved on where the temporary homes that survivors would use after a disaster. After the failures of the FEMA homes during Katrina, the goal now was to learn the lessons and improve on the design. Green Structure Homes (GSH) was chosen from a pool of companies as the best company to design and produce more durable and comfortable FEMA homes for those who lost their homes in the storm. This would include adding fire safety measures such as fire suppression systems as well as access ramps for the disabled. Green Structure Homes was first founded by Barbara Strokes and her husband in 2008. Although a first-time business owner Barbara Strokes has a plethora of experience working with government agencies. Many of these years were spent with companies such as Boeing and Pisces Corp.