Nearly two years after Hurricane Ike tore up the Texas coastline, reconstruction is nearly done on the terminal at Scholes International Airport in Galveston.
The 9-foot storm surge flooded parts of Galveston on September 13, 2008 and according to experts the high water ruined the airport terminal’s heating, cooling, communication and electrical systems.
Airport director Hud Hopkins said the debris was “about waist-high in the building“.
Redesign started in March 2010 and The Galveston County Daily News reported that planners decided to restore the terminal to its original 1950s look. According to Hopkins, “the updated terminal will have impact, hurricane-resistant windows”.
In a recent post from StatesMan.com, it was reported that the terminal was approved for a certificate of occupancy last week.
Wind and water are considered to be the main destructive forces in regard to hurricanes. In many hurricane claims both wind and water are considered hazardous, natural occurrences and are covered in your standard hurricane insurance policy.
Whether you are in need of hurricane or general flood insurance for your business or are looking to purchase the endorsement in addition to your Texas home insurance, both are certainly worthy policies that can help protect your property from this type of disaster.
Have questions about your current business or home insurance policy? Interested in
enhancing your current plan with additional coverage options? Give Dagley Insurance a call, we’d be happy to help!