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Key West FEMA Flood Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent

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Key West FEMA Flood Control Door BarrierHurricane Management Group provides FEMA approved flood protection barriers and panels for residential and commercial use. These flood panels and barriers could be temporary or permanent. HMG provides installation, repair, and replacement for residential or commercial high-rise buildings in Key West, Monroe County and throughout South Florida to improve protection against flash floods, improve flood control, and reduce flood damage for those who live in tsunami, hurricane storm surge and flood zones & flood plains. Both FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and property insurance companies encourage the use of flood control barriers and panels to protect against both property damage and human casualty.

We can assist you with the design and installation of your hurricane management project to help achieve your goals. We make the entire process as effective and professional as possible, and provide you with options so that you can make the best informed decision possible. Also, we have built strong professional relationships with flood barrier and panel manufacturers. This allows us to provide quality flood protection barriers and panels at lower prices than our competition.

Types of Flood Protection:

– FEMA Flood Panels
– Flood Door Barriers
– Flood Water Barriers
– Flood Control Barriers
– Flood Defense Barriers
– Flood Barriers for Doors
– Automatic Flood Barriers
– Flood Protection Barriers
– Residential Flood Barriers for Homes

Have property near Key West or Monroe County, Florida?
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Monroe County: (305) 330-5511

Key West, FL

Key West Florida MapKey West is a city in Monroe County, Florida. The city encompasses the island of Key West, part of Stock Island, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, and Sunset Key. Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible by civilians. Key West, Florida, is the county seat of Monroe County. Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States. It is also the southern terminus of U.S. 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway. Key West is about 160 miles (260 km) away from Miami by car and 106 miles (171 km) away from Havana, Cuba. Key West is a seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service. Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the superb weather conditions. It is also a reason the city was chosen as the Winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. The official city motto is “One Human Family.” In Pre-Columbian times Key West was inhabited by the Calusa people. The first European to visit was Juan Ponce de León in 1521. As Florida became a Spanish territory, a fishing and salvage village with a small garrison was established here. Cayo Hueso is the original Spanish name for the island of Key West. Spanish-speaking people today also use the term Cayo Hueso when referring to Key West. It literally means “bone reef”. It is said that the island was littered with the remains (bones) of prior native inhabitants, who used the isle as a communal graveyard. This island was the westernmost Key with a reliable supply of water. In 1763, when Great Britain took control of Florida, the community of Spaniards and Native Americans were moved to Havana. Florida returned to Spanish control 20 years later, but there was no official resettlement of the island. Informally the island was used by fishermen from Cuba and from the British Bahamas, who were later joined by others from the United States after its independence. While claimed by Spain, no nation exercised de facto control over the community there for some time. In 1815 the Spanish governor of Cuba in Havana deeded the island of Key West to Juan Pablo Salas, an officer of the Royal Spanish Navy Artillery posted in Saint Augustine, Florida. After Florida was transferred to the United States in 1821, Salas was so eager to sell the island that he sold it twice – first to a General John Geddes, a former governor of South Carolina, and then to a U.S. businessman John W. Simonton, during a meeting in a Havana café on January 19, 1822. Geddes tried in vain to secure his rights to the property before Simonton who, with the aid of some influential friends in Washington, DC, was able to gain clear title to the island. Simonton had wide-ranging business interests in Mobile, Alabama. He bought the island because a friend, John Whitehead, had drawn his attention to the opportunities presented by the island’s strategic location. John Whitehead had been stranded in Key West after a shipwreck in 1819 and he had been impressed by the potential offered by the deep harbor of the island. The island was indeed considered the “Gibraltar of the West” because of its strategic location on the 90-mile (140 km)–wide deep shipping lane, the Straits of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On March 25, 1822, Lt. Commander Matthew C. Perry sailed the schooner Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, claiming the Keys as United States property. Thus the Florida Keys became the property of the United States. John Simonton spent the winter in Key West and the summer in Washington, where he lobbied hard for the development of the island and to establish a naval base on the island, both to take advantage of the island’s strategic location and to bring law and order to the town. Cuba is to the south. The Bahamas are to the east. Fort Meyers FL is to the north. Mexico is to the west.

Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma in Florida

Hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. Wilma was the fourth Category 5 hurricane and second-most destructive hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 season. Formed in the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica on October 15. Wilma continued intensifying, and eventually became a hurricane on October 18. Shortly thereafter, extreme intensification occurred, and in only 24 hours, Wilma became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 mph (295 km/h). Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Cape Romano, Florida with winds of 120 mph (190 km/h). Hurricane Wilma made several landfalls, with the most destructive effects felt in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Cuba, and the US state of Florida. At least 62 deaths were reported, and damage is estimated at $29.1 billion (2005 USD), $20.6 billion (2005 USD) of which occurred in the United States. As a result, Hurricane Wilma is ranked among the top five most costly hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic and the fifth costliest storm in United States history.

Key West, Monroe County, Florida, FEMA Flood Protection Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent and General Contractor

Key West FL Aluminum Fence Railing
Key West FL Automatic Aluminum Gates
Key West FL Custom Window Blinds
Key West FL FEMA Flood Barriers, Panels
Key West FL Flooring Installation
Key West FL Garage Door Installation
Key West FL Natural Stone (Granite) Countertop Installation (Kitchen / Bathroom)
Key West FL Hurricane Shutters
Key West FL Impact Windows, Doors, Skylights
Key West FL Painting Contractors
Key West FL Retractable Awnings
Key West FL Rolling Screen Doors

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Key Largo FEMA Flood Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent

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Key Largo FEMA Flood Control Door BarrierHurricane Management Group provides FEMA approved flood protection barriers and panels for residential and commercial use. These flood panels and barriers could be temporary or permanent. HMG provides installation, repair, and replacement for residential or commercial high-rise buildings in Key Largo, Monroe County and throughout South Florida to improve protection against flash floods, improve flood control, and reduce flood damage for those who live in tsunami, hurricane storm surge and flood zones & flood plains. Both FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and property insurance companies encourage the use of flood control barriers and panels to protect against both property damage and human casualty.

We can assist you with the design and installation of your hurricane management project to help achieve your goals. We make the entire process as effective and professional as possible, and provide you with options so that you can make the best informed decision possible. Also, we have built strong professional relationships with flood barrier and panel manufacturers. This allows us to provide quality flood protection barriers and panels at lower prices than our competition.

Types of Flood Protection:

– FEMA Flood Panels
– Flood Door Barriers
– Flood Water Barriers
– Flood Control Barriers
– Flood Defense Barriers
– Flood Barriers for Doors
– Automatic Flood Barriers
– Flood Protection Barriers
– Residential Flood Barriers for Homes

Have property near Key Largo or Monroe County, Florida?
Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.
Monroe County: (305) 330-5511

Key Largo, FL

Key Largo Florida MapKey Largo is located on the island of Key Largo in the upper Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida. The population was 10,433 at the 2010 US Census. The name comes from the Spanish Cayo Largo, or “long key”. It is the first island of the Florida Keys and the originating point of the Overseas Highway to Key West FL. Homestead FL is to the north. Flamingo FL is to the west. Tavernier FL is to the southwest. The 1948 film Key Largo, starring Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart, was set there. Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted by Richard Brooks and Huston from Maxwell Anderson’s 1939 play of the same name, which played on Broadway for 105 performances in 1939 and 1940. Key Largo was the fourth and final film pairing of married actors Bogart and Bacall. Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Exterior shots of the hurricane in the movie were taken from stock footage used in Night Unto Night, a Ronald Reagan melodrama which Warner Bros. also produced in 1948.

Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew FloridaHurricane Andrew was, at the time of its occurrence in August 1992, the costliest hurricane in United States history. The first hurricane of the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season, Andrew originated from a tropical wave over the central Atlantic. After turning westward, Hurricane Andrew entered a stage of rapid intensification, strengthening into a Category 5 hurricane near the Bahamas on August 23. It briefly weakened to a Category 4 hurricane over the island nation, but regained Category 5 intensity on August 24 before making landfall on Elliott Key and later in Homestead. Several hours later, the hurricane emerged into the Gulf of Mexico at Category 4 strength as it curved toward the Gulf Coast of the United States. As a Category 3 hurricane, Andrew moved ashore near Morgan City, Louisiana. In the Bahamas, Hurricane Andrew brought high tides, hurricane force winds, and tornadoes, which caused considerable damage. At least 800 houses were destroyed and there was substantial damage to the transport, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, and fishing sectors. Overall, Hurricane Andrew caused four deaths and $250 million (1992 USD) in damage in the Bahamas. Throughout the southern portions of Florida, Hurricane Andrew brought very high winds; a wind gust of 177 mph (282 km/h) was reported at a house in Perrine. High winds caused catastrophic damage in Florida, especially in Miami-Dade County. In Miami-Dade County alone, damage was estimated at $25 billion (1992 USD) and 40 fatalities. Additionally, rainfall in Florida was substantial, peaking at 13.98 in (355 mm) in western Miami-Dade County.

Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, FEMA Flood Protection Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent and General Contractor

Key Largo FL Aluminum Fence Railing
Key Largo FL Automatic Aluminum Gates
Key Largo FL Custom Window Blinds
Key Largo FL FEMA Flood Barriers, Panels
Key Largo FL Flooring Installation
Key Largo FL Garage Door Installation
Key Largo FL Natural Stone (Granite) Countertop Installation (Kitchen / Bathroom)
Key Largo FL Hurricane Shutters
Key Largo FL Impact Windows, Doors, Skylights
Key Largo FL Painting Contractors
Key Largo FL Retractable Awnings
Key Largo FL Rolling Screen Doors

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