DMS proposed an unprecedented solution which was accepted and fully funded by FEMA. The funding enabled the school to temporarily relocate its instructional support, operations, and living accommodations for 800 students & staff to a European cruise ship. The ship was transported to New Orleans for the duration of the recovery.
DMS’ 406 Hazard Mitigation proposal resulted in FEMA obligated funds for a new, seven story building, including critical new equipment, elevated above the ground to prevent future damages. The funding also allowed for the relocation for research animals, study materials, and critical MEP equipment from the lower floors to more secure floors, to avoid potential harm in the future.