Patricia Skinner, Reichel, Claudette Hanks
Most floodproofing systems have openings that need to be closed and watertight during a flood. A panel closure is any flat, firm sheet of material used to block one of these openings. It may be plywood, aluminum, steel, wood planking, Plexiglas or any rigid material. It can be permanently attached or designed to be set in place quickly in an emergency.
An opening that needs a closure may be completely clear, such as for a driveway. It may be partially blocked with a door or window that needs additional protection; water may leak between a door or window and its frame or between the frame and the wall.
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