The small crane and related equipment arrived early Monday morning, without incident. Local Police and our team assisted with any traffic concerns, and all efforts impacting road traffic were completed before noon. The crane will be used to set up Tent 3 over the next few weeks, and any additional impact to traffic will be minimal. Also this week, the crews started to move the ballast blocks (see photo) that balance and support the tent frame, and performed other site preparations such as turning off the water. On Thursday we started unlacing the fabric between the tent sections.
We will not be sending out a neighborhood update next week. The Thanksgiving break will start on Wednesday, November 25th, which allows our expert team, many who live out of state, to travel and be with their families. Work will resume on Monday, November 30th . After the Thanksgiving holiday, we will complete our tent disassembly process, and starting the week of December 7th, we anticipate using the crane to begin moving the tent sections into their new location. Once the tent frames are in place we will start to build-out Tent 3, and prepare the site for the equipment to support high probability operations in early 2016.
Reminder: The site will be secured during the holiday breaks. The Christmas break will be from December 23rd to January 4th. Approximately 30 days prior to the start of the next phase, we will begin testing the Shelter-in-Place alert system and provide any necessary re-training for the residents within the Shelter-in-Place zone. We will notify everyone prior to reinstating the Shelter-in-Place program, and also when we have a firm date for the start of the next phase of high probability operations.
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Photo 1 - Crane Arrival
Photo 2 - Unloading Flatbed Truck
Photo 3 - Ballast Blocks