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Mon September 10, 2012
Hurricane-resistant home survives Isaac
Representatives of OceanSafe say the hurricane-resistant model home built in New Orleans as a demonstration project survived Hurricane Isaac undamaged.
The home, as well as several other company-built structures around the New Orleans area, took no damage from the hurricane's winds and heavy rain.
The company built a steel-paneled demonstration home earlier this year using materials and technology designed to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.
Hurricane Katrina took a heavy toll on housing in the city when it made landfall in August 2005.
Isaac came ashore the night of Aug. 28-29, with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain.