With Tropical Storm Debby a recent memory, residents, businesses and local governments across Florida are starting to discover how many buildings will be declared unsafe due to structural damage, water damage or mold.
For school districts, the clock is ticking.
The new school year is just two months away, and damaged schools will need alternate facilities in short order so students can stay on track to graduation.
The timing reminds us of the tornados that tore through two schools in Springfield, Massachusetts in June 2011. They effectively displaced 700 students, and district officials had just two months to rebuild before the new school year began.
ModSpace worked with school district and community officials to present a plan and budget to FEMA to secure federal emergency relief funds. Once approved, ModSpace built three new school buildings, including a two-story facility with an elevator, using 68 portable modular classrooms. Combined, they totaled 37,500 square feet and were ready for students before the first day of school
As you look to rebuild after this disaster, think about modular and how it can help you recover faster. In the meantime, here’s a link that lets you take a closer look at how we helped the Springfield schools.