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CITY OF NAPLES BUILDING DEPARTMENT PRE-STORM CONSTRUCTION SITE COMPLIANCE

  1.  Applicability, At least 48 hours prior to the predicted landfall of a tropical storm
    or hurricane…or upon order of the building official in anticipation of a storm
    emergency; all construction materials, including roof tiles, on all projects sites
    within the City shall be secured and stored onsite in a safe manner or removed so
    that no material can become a safety hazard with hurricane or tropical force
    winds.
  2.  A pre-storm inspection shall be required for all active construction sites involving
    exterior work and or exterior storage materials…
  3. Failure to properly secure a job site and pass inspections will be considered a
    violation of this ordinance. The City may recover as costs of repairs or
    compliance, associated with securing job sites that have not complied with this
    section in to any fines imposed by the code board. And such costs shall constitute
    a property

Pre-Storm Construction Site Inspections Compliance requires the following action:

  1. Band construction materials together and fasten them to the structure to prevent them from becoming airborne. Remove construction materials from the top of structures to the ground and secure.
  2. Remove materials if possible or store safely inside.
  3. Dumpster should be empty or securely covered with tarp to prevent trash becoming airborne.
  4. Port-o-lets shall be secured
  5. Any other action/direction deemed necessary to prevent damage to adjacent structures from construction materials

  1. A Tropical Depression refers to an advisory issued to indicate that conditions with sustained winds up to 39 mph are possible in the area.
  2. A Tropical Storm Watch refers to an advisory issued to indicate that conditions with sustained winds from 39-74 mph are possible in the area within the next 36 hours
  3. A Tropical Storm Warning is generally issued to warn of approaching tropical storm conditions within the next 24 hours.
  4. A Hurricane Watch refers to an advisory issued to indicate that the area could experience hurricane within 36 hours. This watch should trigger your disaster plan, and protective measures should especially those actions that require extra time, such as leaving a barrier island.
  5. A Hurricane Warning is generally issued to warn of sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected hours. Once this warning has been issued, you should be in the process of completing protective deciding the safest location to be during the storm

Courtesy : City of Naples

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Exposure represents the adjustments due the characteristics of the terrain surrounding the building.

Exposure B.For buildings with a mean roof height of less than or equal to 30 feet (9144 mm), Exposure B shall apply where the ground surface roughness, as defined by Surface Roughness B, prevails in the upwind direction for a distance of at least 1,500 feet (457 m). For buildings with a mean roof height greater than 30 feet (9144 mm), Exposure B shall apply where Surface Roughness B prevails in the upwind direction for a distance of at least 2,600 feet (792 m) or 20 times the height of the building, whichever is greater.

Exposure C.Exposure C shall apply for all cases where Exposure B or D does not apply.

Exposure D.Exposure D shall apply where the ground surface roughness, as defined by Surface Roughness D, prevails in the upwind direction for a distance of at least 5,000 feet (1524 m) or 20 times the height of the building, whichever is greater. Exposure D shall also apply where the ground surface roughness immediately upwind of the site is B or C, and the site is within a distance of 600 feet (183 m) or 20 times the building height, whichever is greater, from an Exposure D condition as defined in the previous sentence.

 

 
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