On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, home to nearly 10,000 people about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. It landed as a Category 4, with 140 mph winds and heavy rains. Most buildings in the area suffured extreme damage and are beyond repair. Our thoughts are with everyone left in the aftermath of this devastation.
Amongst this negative news, we wanted to share a positive story and one that we at Morton Buildings are very proud of. A Morton vacation home and garage, pictured below, only suffered minimal damage sustained from flying debri of surrounding houses.
It was actually one of a group of Morton buildings in the area that fared well in the hurricane. Built in 2003, it is situated along the canal in Rockport, as shown in the following image:
How did this home and garage fare against other buildings in the area? You can see the extent of the damage in the neighborhood in the following images:
And to show that this home was not an exception in the area, the following image depicts how two Morton industrial buildings fared as well. This gives a great eagle eye view of the significant damage around the buildings. Once again, the Morton buildings were able to withstand the elements that other structures could not.
These stories are an amazing pictorial example of the quality and structural integrity of a Morton building. We are proud to say that when you build with Morton, you build something that lasts. The materials we use and the craftsmen that construct our buildings are the best in the industry. We want our customers to have homes, garages, shops, and businesses that can withstand a hurricane. But if your building does sustain any damage at all, we make it simple for our customers to get back on their feet. Like the buildings featured here, our response time to assess and repair is in a matter of weeks! This is just another way that our customers realize the Morton difference.
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