Eighteen hurricanes, six tornadoes, and counting…
In 1996, two hurricanes — Bertha and Fran — hit PCS Phosphate (pictured) in Morehead City, North Carolina. No damage. In 2008, twin hurricanes — Ike and Gustav — struck two domes storing ammonium nitrate and phosphate at Port of Victoria, Texas. No damage, but the storms severely damaged the adjacent wood storage. An EF4 tornado ran directly over a seven dome, 50 million dollar church facility — including a giant, 270-foot diameter sanctuary — in Birmingham, Alabama. It suffered only cosmetic damage.
An estimated five hurricanes — Bonnie, Rita, Humberto, Ike, and Harvey — have hit a carbon storage dome in Port Arthur, Texas. It‘s their standard procedure to store rolling stock inside the dome during hurricanes — saving an average of $50,000 of equipment loss per event.
No Monolithic Dome has failed during a hurricane or tornado.
Dome owners spend less on insurance premiums, their product is better protected, and they have less downtime after a disaster.