Hurricane Barry was a nice little test for all of us to be READY.
"It’s too early to make a confident forecast of how the upcoming hurricane season will evolve, but the tea leaves now on the table suggest that 2020 could be the Atlantic’s fifth season in a row with above-average activity. The latest harbinger is a shift in seasonal computer forecast guidance, heralding the possibility that a La Niña event could emerge later this year." ~ Wunderground
The peak of the season is in September and we can still experience a hurricane up to November.
We have amazing tenants and here are some ideas for the community:
- Get to know your dock mates; exchange telephone numbers and agree to help each other.
- Rehearse your mooring plan with everyone who may be involved.
Buy your extra line, chafe gear and fenders NOW so you will be prepared. A hurricane can develop very quickly.
ADVANCE HURRICANE PLANNING CHECKLIST
- Primary Mooring Lines – Check size, condition, and length.
- Spring Lines – Check size, condition, and length.
- Check vessel cleat size to be sure primary/spring lines will fit on one cleat.
- Chafe gear – use clear vinyl, water hose or leather (punch a hole at each end of the hose to secure it to the line with a smaller line to avoid sliding).
- Rehearse storm mooring procedures.
- Plan your evacuation route.
- Update insurance coverage and locate vessel papers.
- Photograph your vessel, inside and out, in case of a possible insurance claim.
Here are some more articles about hurricanes and how we can prepare.
2019 NOAA Hurricane prediction
9 Tips for Hurricane Season
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