Energy Services team investigates supermarket damage following New Orleans tornado

By: Eric Nelson
9 March 2017

CTA recently dispatched a team to assess the extent of damage to mechanical and refrigeration systems at a New Orleans supermarket sustained during a tornado that struck the city Feb. 7. Some of the damage was obvious: several mechanical units formerly on the roof were completely removed. Other damage, to structural components, was less obvious.

One of the more interesting discoveries is shown in featured images. This condenser fan blade detached from the air handling unit and was forced through a cooler panel. The fourth blade can be seen protruding through the panel on the other side.

In situations such as these, CTA often provides retail clients with summary assessments to assist with insurance adjustments and acceleration of repairs necessary for reopening affected stores.


Here’s a better illustration of the overall damage:

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