II. EMERGENCY HOME PROTECTIONDEFLECTION DEVICES AND BUILDING PROTECTION
DOOR AND WINDOW PROTECTION
protection against debris entering around doorways and windows by use of boards or plywood (Fig. 14 and 15).
Fig. 15 USE OF WINDOW AND DOOR PROTECTION
doors and windows completely with plywood, if affected by the hazard, and use an alternate entrance.
low-grade plywood to overlap windows, vents, and doors 3 to 4 inches on all sides.
each sheet of plywood with four or more nails, screws or bolts; stakes and boards may also be used to wedge barriers in place. As an alternative, standing pipes on both sides of a door may be used to secure a removable barrier (Fig.14).
Fig. 14 Typical Window and Door Protection
can be dismantled after the storm season and stored year-to-year.
DEBRIS DEFLECTORS AND BARRIERS
low-grade lumber and overlap section with protruding end facing downstream (Fig. 17).
Fig. 17 TIMBER DEFLECTOR
stakes to at least one-half their length to ensure proper anchorage (Fig.16).
Fig. 16 TYPICAL TIMBER INSTALLATION
deflectors on solid, level soil if possible to reduce the hazard of undercutting.
attempt to use the lumber as a dam.
firmly packed behind the deflector will provide needed additional strength (Fig. 17).
sandbags against the house if debris deflector required is greater than 3 feet (Fig. 5).