Hurricane Preparation Resources

BoatUS Overview on Planning

The real lesson to take from Sandy is that the right preparations, designed to address the real risks, can and do work. So, with the 2013 tropical cyclone season upon us, let’s look at what you should do to beat the odds should a hurricane come calling. Read the article...

General Hurricane Precautions and Preparations for Boat Owners presented by Gowrie Group

The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe threatening weather is planning, preparation and timely action. The following precautions and checklists are meant only as guidelines. Each boat owner needs a plan unique to the type of boat, the local boating environment, the severe weather conditions likely to occur in that region, and the characteristics of safe havens and/or plans for protection. Read the article...

Hunkering Down – Hurricane Season is Here

Sandy did most of its damage when it arrived at a flooding spring tide and pushed it higher and higher. Most of us live on an island or along the mainland coast…and hurricane season has just begun. This column is about that. Read the article...


New Online Course Helps Boats and Marinas Survive Hurricanes Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1

An online course, “Hurricane Preparation for Boaters,” available from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the United States Power Squadrons, aims to do just that. Conveniently available online, the course is $24.95 and can be taken from a desktop, tablet or smartphone by going to BoatUS.org/courses.


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