Hurricane Dorian

9/1/2019

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:

  1. 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.
  2. As a hurricane’s direction and force intensifies within 48-24 hours before landfall:
    1. Stop all construction activity
    2. Activate your hurricane jobsite plan
    3. Notify your subcontractors to help you secure the jobsite
  3. Jobsite preparation and protection tips:
    1. Give priority attention to those located in populated areas
    2. Confirm batteries are reliable in all important equipment and tools, including cell phones
    3. Fill up gas tanks in work and personal vehicles
    4. Take photos of valuables that cannot leave the jobsite
    5. Clean up all construction debris
    6. Tie or band together all loose plywood and lumber
    7. Secure other loose building materials
    8. Remove your permit board and all jobsite signage
    9. Turn off electricity, water, and gas
    10. Push over portable toilets and secure them by placing concrete blocks or sand inside
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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