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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, an exuberant amount of people have been left without homes or a means to return to them.
The impacts have been devastating to the state of Louisiana, and it’ll take us all a while to recover and rebuild.
However, there is hope on the horizon.
Airboats, also known as skimmers or fan boats, can be used in a variety of ways to aid in disaster recovery efforts.
But what makes them different from regular, everyday boats?
Let’s take a look.
The difference between airboats and regular boats
Thanks to their unique structure, airboats offer quick response in disaster situations.
They are flat-bottomed vessels powered by a propeller that pushes air behind the boat, allowing it to move through open channels of water. Airboats don’t require paddles in order to move and can go on land as well as other places regular boats cannot.
These features make them the ideal mode of transportation for quick disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Ida. One way they are being utilized is for transporting people and supplies quickly and efficiently to areas that need them most.
They are the perfect vessel for taking injured victims or other people who need assistance from one place to another in flooded or hard-to-reach areas.
Standard boats are powered by large motors that don’t allow them to travel well in shallow water. They are also not as fast as airboats and are more useful in deep water for fishing and other recreational activities.
Therefore, airboats will prove to be much more helpful than regular boats for disaster relief efforts and transportation after Hurricane Ida.
Here at Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavator Service, we’re always happy to help you with any disaster recovery or airboat transportation needs. Contact us today to request a quote! We will get through this–together.