Wherever you work—but especially if you do construction in a hurricane-prone area—you should be prepared to take action when severe weather threatens. Here are some resources with valuable tips on how to protect people and property in a dangerous storm.
From Allianz insurance. This 33-page PDF explains the risks of hurricanes and how construction companies can mitigate damage. Beginning on page 8, there’s a series of helpful checklists for different scenarios, including watches, warnings, and recovery.
From Travelers insurance. Learn how to plan for high winds and flooding, and what to do during the 5 phases of a storm.
From Brooks-Waterburn insurance. This is one of the most thorough lists we could find, and includes advice that you should be doing on a regular basis anyway, even when there’s no threat of storms (like keeping the jobsite clean). One helpful note: If you’re a GC, remember to include subcontractors in your emergency planning.
From the NYC Department of Buildings. This 7-page document includes language specific to New York City, but it may be useful elsewhere as well. Your municipality may have specific rules to follow for severe weather.
From the Houston Downtown Management District. If you’re looking for a summary checklist that fits on a single page, this is a good one.