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Posted on: November 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Construction Site Hurricane Preparedness Procedures

Community Development Department - Building Division

Construction Site Hurricane Preparedness Procedures

This checklist is intended to assist you in making your job site safe during a hurricane or tropical storm. Please follow these guidelines to limit construction materials becoming wind-borne debris and possibly causing damage to nearby property.  Preparations should be completed at least 48 hours in advance of landfall of a hurricane or upon the issuance of a hurricane or tropical storm warning for the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

1.    Site Preparation

  Clean and secure site of loose building materials to minimize flying debris.

    Tie down job trailers and portable structures (including toilets).

    Secure lids of dumpsters and other debris containers.

    Brace new landscaping.

    Remove sand /trash from roadway gutters and drainage systems.

    Secure sediment/erosion control devices to avoid sediment leaving the site during heavy rainfall

    Remove construction vehicles and equipment or move inside.

2.    Construction Materials

    Band and stake down plywood, lumber, scaffolding, etc.

    All materials inside buildings should be banded together.

    Remove all wood scraps around trailers and the job site.

    Delay or postpone construction material deliveries.

3.    Roofing Materials

    Do not load tile onto roof if it cannot be installed 48 hours prior to predicted landfall. 

    Remove and secure roof materials prior to 48 hours prior to predicted landfall.

4.    Structural building elements

    Shore up unsupported walls, frame or block.

    Inspect trusses to ensure anchors and hurricane clips are in place.

    Plywood not installed should be removed to the ground.

    Lower tower cranes if possible.

    Inspect tie downs on construction and sales trailers.

    Secure any antennas.

5.    Windows and glass

    If possible, install panels over windows and sliding glass doors.

    Secure all windows and doors.

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