Hurricane storm preparation
HURRICANE SEASON is upon us:
Hurricane season has begun, and we have seen the devastating effects from the winds and rain, in the past.
It is still, summer and a great time to enjoy the water; by the beach or on a boat. This can make an impending storm especially stressful.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's article "NOAA Predicts Near-Normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season," which outlines what to expect from this upcoming hurricane season. The article predicts a 40% chance of a near normal season between June 1 and November 30 with 9 to 15 named storms and 4-8 hurricanes expected with a 70% confidence. Also outlined are the many advancements that will allow more accurate tracking of these storms.
A hurricane is never a pleasant experience, being prepared and having a plan makes things a lot less stressful. If you own a boat in a storm prone area, check out BoatSafe's Hurricane Preparation Checklist. The list provides a guide of items for boat owners to consider before, during and after a hurricane.
Remember, when in doubt, hual the boat out and tie it down in a secure area. If you have a boat on a trailer, take it inland to a secure location. Wishing everyone a safe boating season.