Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane and one of the strongest to make landfall, hit Cameron, Louisiana at peak intensity early August 27. The storm inflicted an estimated $10 billion in damages on southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas.

The EPS Intracoastal City shorebase location sustained extensive damage as well. The office building and two warehouses took on two feet of water, later resulting in an inch and a half of mud. The storm also left behind debris stacked nearly three feet tall on about 75% of the yard.

The EPS leadership team would like to recognize and thank shorebase supervisor, Joel Rogers and his team for working tirelessly to get the Intracoastal City dock up and running so quickly, with very little, if any delay in service to customers. The location was cleared, cleaned and ready to work just three days after the hurricane hit.

“The ICY crew lead by Joel always goes above and beyond for our company and customers,” said Shorebase Manager, Corey Doucet. “All customers were very pleased with how soon the facility was operational. I personally heard from two customers about the quick turnaround.”

In addition to Intracoastal City, EPS also has shorebase locations in Fourchon, Cameron and Venice, Louisiana. To learn more about our shorebase services and locations, click here.