The actions taken following a disaster are critical. When it comes to needing space for schools, healthcare facilities, and businesses during recovery efforts, modular can be the answer to get the space quickly and efficiently.
But how can modular help before disaster hits?
Modular dealers like IMS can assist organizations in developing Disaster Response or Business Continuity plans by providing modular building floor plans and budgetary pricing. If a facility is damaged due to a disaster, there is inventory available that can be mobilized quickly so organizations can continue operating during recovery, rebuilding or renovation.
By working with directly with an organization, FEMA, or state and local disaster response organizations, modular buildings can be delivered and ready for occupancy on an accelerated timeline to allow for all levels of operations to continue.
This occurred in 2011 when the Souris river flooded in Minot, North Dakota. The school district was concerned about how and where to begin their upcoming school year. The devastating flood displaced roughly 776 students when the Souris River spilled over protective levies and flooded schools, businesses and thousands of homes. Working with a construction company and FEMA, IMS provided 65,000 square feet of educational space and the district was able to welcome students only one week later than their normal start date.
If the financial aspect is an issue in knowing there will be enough funds to provide the space needed in the wake of a disaster, modular building can offer both leasing and financing options. From outright purchase, to leasing through an operating lease, financing lease, or municipal lease, a modular dealer can find the right solution to get the space needed.
If your searching for solutions to help in your disaster response or business continuity plan, IMS is ready to answer any questions as well as provide floorplans and budgetary pricing. We know that rapid response is critical, and with our high-quality temporary buildings we can help communities to be prepared in their disaster response plans.