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Construction Industry Hurricane Procedures Notice to:
Developers, Contractors & Homeowners

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 designated 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 or 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 INSPECTION
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(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 written 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 plumb 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.

AVISO

Durante ciertos periodos del tiempo los cuales son o han sido designados por el Buro del Tiempo de los Estados Unidos, como alerta de huracan o ciclon, todos los materiales de construccion o equipos deben ser asegurados contra desplazamiento, debido a la fuerza del viento. Esto es de acuerdo con South Florida Building Code, Seccion 105.3 (Codigo de Contruccion del Sur de la Florida).



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