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Builders may have to tie down construction material

By Times Staff Writer
Published June 29, 2005

Hernando County Commissioner Diane Rowden wants local builders to ensure that construction material and debris do not become deadly missiles during hurricanes.

On Tuesday, she got approval from fellow board members to explore creating an ordinance that would require builders to strictly monitor their work sites during dangerous storms.

On June 20, the city of West Palm Beach passed an ordinance that subjects contractors to fines if they fail to remove or secure construction material and equipment from 24 hours after a hurricane watch has been issued to when the watch has been lifted. Hernando County's Legal Department is now researching the idea.

[Last modified June 29, 2005, 01:18:19]

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