As we’re out on the water enjoying the summer boating weather, remember that we’re over one month into hurricane season. It’s time to start preparing for the weather ahead.
Developing a plan is crucial to ensuring vessels and other personal property remains safe. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service recently hosted National Safe Boating Week in conjunction with the National Safe Boating Council. Among others, hurricane preparedness was a topic of discussion. Here’s a short public service announcement video that quickly recaps everything a boater should do in preparation for severe weather. Another great resource to refer to is BoatSafe.com’s Hurricane Preparation Checklist. The list provides a comprehensive guide of items for boat owners to consider before, during and after a hurricane.