Hurricane-resistant home survives Isaac

Sep 10, 2012

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.