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TCI: Securing of properties and construction sites prior to hurricane season

#Providenciales, August 29, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The Department of Planning wishes to inform the general public that it is the responsibility of the proprietor to ensure that construction sites and each property is properly secured. 

Hurricane season begins from the 1st of June and ends on the 30th of November. The Department of Planning is advising that members of the General public shall secure all lose materials, brace/ strap down containers that are not anchored down and remove any debris on your construction sites or Properties to the public dump.  Also, special attention must be taken to remove lose debris stored on your properties such as old zinc or discarded materials, as they have the potential to be hurdled around in the form of a missile, during a hurricane or strong winds.

Building materials suppliers and contractors are advised to keep all building materials, construction equipment and freight containers stored in a safe storage or removed from the site to a safe location upon hurricane approaching the islands.

In an effort to promote the safety of each individual and ensure minimal impact to property and life, the Planning Department is seeking compliance to this notice.  Furthermore, if you are aware of such locations and/or activities, that may be contrary to this notice, please contact the Department to lodge an official complaint via Ph. (649)338-2203 or Providenciales Ph. (649) 338- 4335 or email  . Our staff remains committed to working along with the General Public to maintain a safe built environment and we anticipate your full cooperation in this matter.  

Release: TCIG

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