The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) says an emergency order has been issued to halt all construction work on Sunday Aug. 22 as Hurricane Henri is expected to reach the city.
“An Emergency Executive Order has been issued in New York City in response to the approach of Hurricane Henri,” DOB reported on Saturday.
“Contractors and site safety professionals are alerted that all permitted outdoor construction, including street and sidewalk work, and any permitted construction work taking place on a property that is not fully enclosed, shall be suspended from 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
“Hurricane Henri is expected to produce sustained winds of over 73 mph. All builders, contractors, crane operators, and property owners must immediately secure their construction sites, buildings, and equipment.”