Natural disasters

In the wake of the Tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the recent earthquake in Asia, millions of people have been left homeless.

Hurricane Katrina alone wiped out several neighborhoods leaving thousands of people without comfort and shelter. In the mountains of Pakistan, people left homeless from the recent earthquake are entering a cold and fearful winter with not even a cover over their heads.

Built to sustain hurricane strength winds and large enough to house an entire family, the Intershelter™ Dome can provide warmth and security to those left out battling the elements. In just a few hours, these portable structures are erected and ready for use.

Because of their aerodynamic design, with a little preparation these shelters are capable of withstanding any future hurricane or typhoon and can serve as emergency shelters or command centers during and after a storm or other disaster.

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Disaster Relief Shelters

Benefits & uses

Possible uses during emergencies:

  • Immediate housing for those left homeless
  • MASH style hospitals
  • Storage for medical, food and water supplies
  • Relief aid headquarters


testimonial

As Ellis Stanley director of emergency response of LA says

"we see few opportunities to make giant leaps forward in the way we do things in disaster preparedness. I believe Intershelter™is one of those opportunities when we can do things differently."



The benefits of Intershelter™ Domes for emergency relief:
  • Cool during the heat of day and warm at night
  • Extremly portable and mobile
  • Very versatile and durable
  • Can be totally self-sutainable off the grib by solar or wind power
  • Easy exit strategy "can be disassembled in 45 minutes and reused."
  • Taken down and reassembled as many times as needed
  • Life expectancy of over 30 years
  • Does not dampen or mildew
  • Can withstand hurricane strength wind
  • Fire resistant
  • Strong enough to shelter from flying debris or falling rocks

M.A.S.H. Style Medical Triage

Military solar dome

Emergency Command Post

Medical clinic

Natural disaster housing impact

Potential shelter placement

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As US Senator Mary Landrieu from Lousianna said so well at a recent hearing;

"After more than $15 billion spent on disaster housing, multiple pieces of legislation, and five public hearings, FEMA is still resisting change, rejecting innovation and unprepared to plan for housing during a catastrophic disaster,"

Sen. Landrieu said.

"This is really a tragic indictment of the previous administration's failure to recognize that government does need to work. In times of catastrophe and great challenges, government must do its part. This report shows that when people on the Gulf Coast were working to reestablish their lives, their livelihood and their communities, government failed to adequately provide the key to recovery -- housing."

Our Approach

Intershelter™ has literally bridged the gap between tents and trailer or stick built houses.

Our portable shelters can also be used for command posts for "first responders", communications centers for emergency services, or MASH style triage or hospital facilities. Because there is no metal used in the buildings all communications and satellite equipment can also be used and protected from the elements with absolutely no interference from the building materials. We have heard from FEMA and many other sources that, after a Hurricane Katrina, "trailers don't work", and "tents are simply not acceptable". When a family has just seen everything they own blown away, the last thing they need is to be taken from their property and what is left of their homes to a tent or trailer city on some military base somewhere.

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