Sinking Cities

We are proud to share with you a project we recently completed right here in our own backyard that made it on a show by PBS called “Sinking Cities”.

The flood barriers featured on this video are our STE-100 Stackable System, one of several products Baptist Health used to help mitigate against future floods.   Please select the link below to watch this video.

If you are interested in more information on this or any other system to protect your building, please do not hesitate to contact us at 941-981-3669 or info@sakenterprise.com.

Flooding in DC

Is your business prepared for a flooding event? Reach out to us so we can discuss how we can help mitigate your flood loss and get your business running again faster.

Get the Flood Out Here!

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/07/08/dc-metro-flash-flood-ya-orig.cnn

 

Mid West Flooding

As severe thunderstorms continue to sweep across the Midwest the chances of flash floods continue to increase. SAK Enterprises can help you protect your business from flood events.
 
https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/2019-05-21-severe-thunderstorms-flash-flooding-plains-midwest-may-21-24

Flood Damage of the Next Few Years

The Congressional Budget Office predicts $54 billion cost in hurricane and flood damage over the next few years. Some analyses predict that for every dollar spend on flood mitigation and prevention measures leads to up to $6 dollars save in losses. What the fail to account for is the losses of your business been closed. Reach out to us an learn how we can help mitigate the flood mitigation losses that your business can endure.

For more information click on the link below to read about it.

https://inhabitat.com/congress-reports-u-s-will-lose-54-billion-annually-to-storms/

Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Names for the 2019 Season

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, is June 1 to November 30;  These storm names were last used in 2013, which was a “quiet” hurricane season, with no major hurricanes.

  • Andrea
  • Barry
  • Chantal
  • Dorian
  • Erin
  • Fernand
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Imelda
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Lorenzo
  • Melissa
  • Nestor
  • Olga
  • Pablo
  • Rebekah
  • Sebastien
  • Tanya
  • Van
  • Wendy

In the event more than 21 named storms form in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center says additional storms will be named from the Greek alphabet.

Naming a Hurricane

Long before these basins crank up with tropical waves, storms, and hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center establishes a list of storm names that will be assigned when a weather event is powerful enough to be named.

A tropical system gets its name when it maintains sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour, at which point it is officially a tropical storm. Many named systems never reach hurricane status, when winds reach 74 miles per hour.

Until the 1950s, tropical storms and hurricanes were tracked by the order in which they occured each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Over time, it was learned that the use of short, easily remembered names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and reduces confusion when two or more tropical storms occur at the same time. In the past, confusion and false rumors resulted when storm advisories broadcast from radio stations were mistaken for warnings concerning an entirely different storm located hundreds of miles away.”

Hurricane naming began in 1953, with only female names used until 1978. Male names were added in 1979.

Storm names are in alphabetical order, skipping Q, U, X, Y, and Z (in the Atlantic basin), and alternate between male and female names. There are six lists of 21 names, and each list is recycled every six years. (i.e., 2018’s names will be used again in 2024, 2019’s will be used again in 2025, and so on.)

Any storm names that were used for a particularly deadly or costly hurricane are retired and replaced. The names Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate were retired following the devastating 2017 season.