Storm Conditions - Melbourne, Florida, USA

In the fall of 1999, Riley Encased Methodology (REM) again demonstrated the unparalleled benefit that the principle of isolation has in the protection of mangrove habitat creation and restoration projects. Hurricanes Floyd and Irene
created storm conditions along the Florida east coast producing strong waves and high water. Again in the fall of 2004, Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne battered Florida. Sites implemented in strict compliance with specifications for REM methodology survived all of these storms.

The photo provides an indication of the forces with which planting methods must contend in order to survive inclement weather events that annually occur along the coastal regions of Florida.

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