NOAA is anticipating between 9 and 15 named storms this year. Courtesy NOAA
NOAA is anticipating between 9 and 15 named storms this year, with 4-8 become hurricanes and 2-4 becoming major hurricanes. So you still have to be vigilant in your planning in case your home waters fall along the path of a major storm. Here are some tips to stay ready.
1. ENTER EACH HURRICANE SEASON PREPARED.
Every June through November, recheck your supply of boards, tools, batteries, nonperishable foods, and the other equipment you will need if a hurricane strikes your town.
2. When you hear the first tropical cyclone advisory, listen for future messages. This will prepare you for a hurricane emergency well in advance of the issuance of watches and warnings.
3. Prepare your dock lines, and here is an excellent article about how to arrange your dock lines. Read here on how to secure your boat during a hurricane: commutercruiser.com/10-tips-for-revisiting-dock-lines-for-hurricane/
For the full NOAA forecast, go here: noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-predicts-near-normal-2019-atlantic-hurricane-season