Hurricane Irma, packing 110 mph sustained winds, gusts to 140 mph, a storm surge of 8 feet, 10 inches of rain, and regional flooding were no match for Superior Aquaculture’s Model 48,000 floating raceway system. Praise God! We are humbled and greatly appreciative for the unscathed survivability of these units, and the outstanding management protocols of their owners. It should be noted that these raceways are located in very southwest Florida and very close to the most intense impacts of the storm.
All of the raceways’ residents and the raceways, themselves, are reported to be undamaged and without any losses. Emergency auxiliary power and dock-mounted blowers allowed the entire system to simply float upward as water levels rose, insuring an uninterrupted flow of aerated water to all inhabitants.
A short “Day After” video and additional supportive data concerning smaller units and their survival for more than four years in the middle of the Everglades is available for those interested and serious.