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October 2013

Weather the storm

Hurricane safety tips

Weather the storm
  • Don’t go out to sea in a recreational boat if a hurricane is approaching.
  • Contact local marinas for advice about securing your boat. Knowledgeable marina operators can advise you on the best methods.
  • Take action now. The effects of a hurricane can be felt well in advance of the storm, preventing you from safely completing preparations.
  • Check with local authorities before entering a storm-damaged area. Don’t rush to your boat or place yourself in danger to get there.
  • Don’t try to reach a boat that has been forced into the water and is surrounded by debris. Wait until authorities have made safe access available. Don’t try to board a partially sunken boat; seek professional assistance.
  • Don’t call Coast Guard facilities for weather information. Listen to weather broadcasts and track Internet updates.

Storms move quickly and are unpredictable. You can always replace a boat; you cannot replace a life.

  

 

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