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Wheelchair Ramps from Amramp Can Withstand Hurricane-Strength Winds


Posted on October 13, 2020

With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season now in full swing, Amramp recently produced a video that reveals how steel wheelchair ramps installed by Amramp professionals are durable enough to stand up to extreme weather events. The launch of the video coincides with the eight year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy which struck the East Coast in October 2012 with wind gusts as high as 115 mph, and was subsequently one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

In the video, Amramp Central and Southern New Jersey franchise owner Wendy Gold describes how Amramp’s patented steel mesh wheelchair ramp design played a key role in the way in which many ramps along the state’s shoreline remained intact during Hurricane Sandy. In addition to the fact each ramp’s steel non-skid mesh surface prohibits the buildup of snow and ice in winter time, Ms. Gold describes in the video how the design also allows high winds to safely pass through a ramp during storms and even hurricanes.

“I often talk to people about Superstorm Sandy, we do a lot of work by the shore, so we were quite worried when Sandy was approaching,” Ms. Gold said. “But as it turned out, we had nothing to worry about. We only got two calls and the problem was (we were asked) to come and remove our ramp because it’s exactly where we put it, however the house is not, and the house needs to be demolished – but our ramp stood up.”

Click on the image below to view the video!

More recently, Amramp Louisiana franchise owner Jimmy Campbell reported that every ramp his team installed in that state remained intact after the deadly, Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall west of Baton Rouge in August 2020. Mr. Campbell said that although his team had not installed any ramps in the state’s worst-hit areas, there were a number of ramps that withstood “some extremely brutal wind” when the storm struck.

Amramp also provided a large number of ramps to improve accessibility for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The company has also worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide emergency ramps for disaster recovery efforts, including Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Laura, and many tornadoes and other natural disasters across the United States.


Amramp Accessibility Solutions Include:

  • Amramp Modular Wheelchair Ramps
  • RENT or Buy – Installed in Days
  • Stair Lifts – Indoor, Outdoor, and Curved Models
  • Vertical and Inclined Platform Lifts
  • Grab Bars and Safety Railings
  • Door Widening
  • Home Modifications
  • Patient Lifts
  • Other Unique Assistive Devices
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    Appointments and work that requires Amramp personnel to enter a home or come in close, physical contact with other individuals may be limited due to local regulations and will be handled at the discretion of the local franchise partner. This includes products that are installed inside the home. In these cases, we will contact you in advance to discuss precautions. Once the pandemic subsides, we will return to our normal service and full product offerings.

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