Tavernier Florida Header

Tavernier FEMA Flood Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent

Tavernier 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 Tavernier, 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 Tavernier or Monroe County, Florida?
Contact Us for a FREE ESTIMATE.
Monroe County: (305) 330-5511

Tavernier, FL

Tavernier Florida MapTavernier is a census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida, on Key Largo, the largest island in the upper Florida Keys. Tavernier’s population was 2,173 at the 2000 US Census. With the development of the railroad, the southern end of the island of Key Largo, composed then of the small communities of Planter and Lowesport, became known as “Tavernier.” Most maps before 1775 labeled Tavernier Key in Spanish as Cayo Tabona, which translates to “Horsefly,” or “Gadsfly” in English. Spanish letters relating to the recovery of the 1733 wrecks relate that they had to relocate their land camp from Cayo Tavona because of the horse flies. George Gauld made a map for the British Admiralty in 1775 and labeled it Cayo Tabona and Kay Tavernier. It was the only Key to which he gave two names. Gauld stated in his survey notes: “KAY TAVERNIER (or Cayo Tabano as it is called by the Spaniards) is a small island about 2 miles from the Southwest of Cayo Largo, and 5 leagues N.E. from Old Matecumbe.” Therefore, the place named Tavernier has been in print since 1775. Darlene Brown of the Miami Herald wrote in her article, Planter: A Village Founded and Destroyed by Sea’s Fury: “The famous pirate Jean Lafitte supposedly rested on Tavernier Key.” Tavernier appeared on the Florida East Coast Railway timetables in 1908. The Planter post office was discontinued in 1910 and the Tavernier post office opened on March 9, 1911. It was that era when the community of Tavernier was given its official name, probably by a combination of the railroad and post office, located near Tavernier Creek. The passage of the 1862 Federal Homestead Act and the surveying of the Upper Keys in the early 1870s made a lot of land available for public ownership. In 1865, William and Robert Albury left the Bahamas for the mainland and settled near the site of Planter across the water gap from Tavernier Island. The hurricane of 1909 hastened the demise of Planter. A pineapple blight also occurred and in October 1910 the Planter Post office closed, but Daniel Riley opened a Tavernier post office on March 9, 1911. The first real attempt to provide an Upper Keys community with the not-so-new invention of electricity was done by H. S. “Mac” McKenzie in Tavernier. At the age of 38 in 1928, Mac quit working as a Miami schoolteacher and moved with his wife Hazel to Tavernier. He became a partner with O. M. Woods in building petroleum storage tanks, a business he ended up owning. In the 1940s, Harry Harris and “Mac” McKenzie owned most of the property in the center of Tavernier. After the first Overseas Highway was opened in 1928 each community had one or more locations for guests to vacation. It is difficult to establish the exact opening date of the Driftwood Lodge, but it appears to be there on an aerial photograph taken in April 1935. In 1983, the Old Tavernier Town Association identified 59 structures on 75.8 acres for a proposed historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. The oldest house was the Rodney Albury house, which he had taken apart and moved by boat from Planter in 1919. This group was instrumental in preserving the 1928 Merlin Albury house and the 1936 Methodist Church building. Over protests from local citizens and a lawsuit, in 1988 US Homes Incorporated began construction of Planter’s Pointe condos. After considerable objections and a reduction of the number of units to be constructed, the name was changed to the Ocean Pointe condos that wiped the last traces of the early community of Planter. Key Largo FL is to the northeast. Islamorada FL is to the southwest.

Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

1935 Labor Day Hurricane DamageThe 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the strongest tropical storm of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season, and the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States and the Atlantic Basin in recorded history. The Labor Day Hurricane was the first of three Category 5 hurricanes that made landfall in the United States during the 20th Century (the other two being 1969’s Hurricane Camille and 1992’s Hurricane Andrew). After forming as a weak tropical storm east of the Bahamas on August 29, it slowly proceeded westward and became a hurricane on September 1. As Labor Day approached, hurricane warnings went up over the Florida Keys. A train was dispatched from Miami to evacuate the Works Progress Administration (WPA) construction workers, consisting almost entirely of Bonus Army veterans and their families, from the ramshackle camps they were living in Windley Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. The train was almost entirely swept away before reaching the camps late on September 2. When it finally arrived in Upper Metecumbe Key only the engine survived the winds and wall of water that swept through the area. The hurricane struck the Upper Keys on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The storm continued northwest along the Florida west coast, weakening before its second landfall near Cedar Key, Florida on September 4. The compact and intense hurricane caused extreme damage in the upper Florida Keys, as a storm surge of approximately 18 to 20 feet (5.5-6 meters) swept over the low-lying islands. The hurricane’s strong winds and the surge destroyed most of the buildings in the Islamorada area, and more than 200 World War I veterans housed in work camps were killed by the storm surge and flying debris. Portions of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway were severely damaged or destroyed. The hurricane also caused additional damage in northwest Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The hurricane killed more than 400 people, nearly all in the Florida Keys.

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

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

Other Info
Hurricane Management Group Logo Hurricane Management Group
Tavernier, FL
Phone: (305) 330-5511

Contact Person:
Hurricane Accordion Shutters Tavernier Tavernier FEMA Flood Barriers & Panels For Homes, Doors, Permanent

Google+ Google+