Florida is one of the most hurricane vulnerable areas on the United States Atlantic Coast. Recent hurricanes have shown that many vessel owners and other marine interests lack the knowledge and do not have a plan in place to properly prepare their vessel or marine facility for an approaching storm. The tragic aftermath of the destruction of vessels and marine facilities by the recent hurricanes mandate that vessel owners and marine facilities prepare a hurricane plan well in advance of the approach of a hurricane to Florida.
About 25 percent of hurricane fatalities result from boaters trying to secure vessels in deteriorating storm conditions.
The suggestions and information offered in the manual are intended to preserve life and property, but it is the boat and/or marina owner’s responsibility to take precautionary measures to protect property when disaster threatens. The agencies contributing to this publication can assume no responsibility for actions taken by the boat/marine owner/operator.
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