Hurrican Shutters

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Hurricane Preparedness

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on April 12, 2012

Hurricane PreparednessCAT5! Hurricane Shutters is located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County. We design, manufacture and install hurricane shutters according to the 2010 FL bldg codes. We are licensed CGC # 1517869.
We service Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami Dade County as well as the upper and middle Florida Keys in Florida. Contact us for a free estimate at (561) 333-2285 or http://www.cat5shutters.net

Construction Industry Hurricane Procedures Notice to:

The following excerpts from the Florida Building Code are to be complied with in the event that hurricane watches and/or warnings are posted for the City of Miami.

FLORIDA BUILDING CODE MIAMI-DADE CHAPTER 8

SEC. 8-11(e) HURRICANE PRECAUTIONS:
During such periods of time as are designed by the National Weather Service as being a hurricane watch, the owner, occupant or user of a property shall take precautions for the securing of buildings and equipment.  Fabric awnings and swing signs shall be lashed to rigid construction, tents shall be taken down and stored or lashed to the ground, and such other precautions shall be taken for the securing of buildings or structures or material or equipment as may be reasonably required.  Roofs shall be inspected by the owner of his designee and all unsecured objects and appurtenances shall be securely fastened or removed.  Roofing shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 15 of this Code.

SEC. 8-38 SPECIAL HURRICANE INSPECTIONS:
(a) During such periods of time as are designated by the National Weather Service as being a hurricane watch, all furniture, display racks, material and similar loose objects in exposed outdoor locations, shall be lashed to rigid construction or stored in buildings.  Orders shall be oral or wiritten and shall be given to any person on the premises most logically responsible for maintenance and such orders shall be carried out before winds of hurricane velocity are anticipated.
(b) After winds of hurricane velocity are experienced and have subsided, the Building Official shall investigate to determine if damage has occurred to buildings or other structures.
(c) No building or other structure or assembly or part thereof, which was damaged or collapsed or out of plump or line shall be repaired or altered or otherwise returned to its original position without inspection and approval by the Building Official.

SPECIAL HURRICANE PRECAUTIONS
During such periods of time as are designated by the National Weather Service as being a hurricane watch, the owner, occupant or user of a property shall take precaution for the securing of buildings and equipment.  Fabric awnings and swing signs shall be lashed to rigid construction, tents shall be taken down and stored or lashed to the ground, and such other precautions shall be taken for the securing of buildings or structures or material or equipment as may be reasonable required.  Roofs shall be inspected by the owner or his designee and unsecured objects and appurtenances shall be securely fastened or removed.  Roofing shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 15 of the Florida Building code.

City of Miami Building Official

Distributed by Viestly

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