While the exact track and strength of are uncertain, you should begin now preparing construction sites.
Here are some suggested Jobsite Guidelines for Hurricane Preparedness:
- Approximately 60-48 hours prior to hurricane landfall, postpone delivery of building materials to all jobsites except any you may need to secure a site from storm damage.
- As a hurricane’s direction and force intensifies within 48-24 hours before landfall:
- Stop all construction activity
- Activate your hurricane jobsite plan
- Notify your subcontractors to help you secure the jobsite
- Jobsite preparation and protection tips:
- Give priority attention to those located in populated areas
- Confirm batteries are reliable in all important equipment and tools, including cell phones
- Fill up gas tanks in work and personal vehicles
- Take photos of valuables that cannot leave the jobsite
- Clean up all construction debris
- Tie or band together all loose plywood and lumber
- Secure other loose building materials
- Remove your permit board and all jobsite signage
- Turn off electricity, water, and gas
- Push over portable toilets and secure them by placing concrete blocks or sand inside
- Advise your subcontractors to leave and not return to the jobsite until the hurricane threat has passed. Let your subcontractors know who will be contacting them after the hurricane passes.
- During the final 24 hours prior to hurricane landfall, go home to prepare your family and personal property.
You can also access natural disaster resources through NAHB online.