Amramp at the ready for disaster recovery


Posted on April 25, 2012

We’ve all seen the devastation caused by tornadoes, hurricanes and floods: schools, post offices and other public buildings left unusable for months or longer. Worst of all: People displaced from their homes.

When natural – or man-made – disaster strikes, recovery is fraught with challenges: rescues, accounting for loved ones, emergency medical treatment, and more. One aspect that may be overlooked is accessibility to public buildings. Even under adverse circumstances, public buildings must be ADA-complaint.

The Federal Emergency Administration Agency (FEMA) has declared 11 major disasters eligible for federal aid so far in 2012, in states ranging from Massachusetts to Alaska and Alabama.

2011 was a record year for disasters across the United States and 2012 could be worse.  The Dallas-Fort Worth area was battered by dozens of tornadoes recently, and tornado season is not yet in full swing.

A government contractor for Disaster Recovery Purchasing, Amramp has experience with federal disaster relief efforts. That’s especially helpful to local officials who may not have dealt with disaster relief situations previously.

Amramp – the national chain that rents and sells wheelchair ramps and accessibility solutions – can respond quickly to recovery needs following a disaster, whether it’s for a public building or a private home.

When a tornado struck the Louisville, KY, area early in March, Amramp’s Bob Fowler installed ramps to put West Liberty back in business: at the city hall, a temporary bank, and other buildings.

According to the Courier-Journal newspaper, “Officials estimate that the West Liberty twister qualified as an EF4, carving a 60-mile path of devastation and spanning up to 5 miles wide in places.”

Amramp can respond, usually within 48 hours, with a ramp for short- or long-term rental or for purchase. Amramp is best-known for its modular steel wheelchair ramps that can be installed in any style building. But Amramp also has ramps that are ideal for temporary housing situations.

Amramp can also provide ramps for trailers used for temporary housing or offices. And in cases where a home may be left standing but with stairs collapsed or ripped away, Amramp ramps may be the perfect solution. 

When disaster strikes, Amramp answers
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