If you’re docked at the marina…
Being on the coast, many people take the opportunity to sail up instead of drive. Sam Adukiewicz, harbor master of St. Augustine Municipal Marina, says it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“Find a safe place until the storm is over. If there is a bad storm, find a place for the vessel and stay ashore. Boats can be replaced, but lives cannot.”
If you do find yourself in the marina during extreme weather conditions, be sure to stay informed. “We do our best to communicate with everyone to keep their eyes out on the storm,” he said. “We can’t make people leave, but we ask people to secure boats. We give them hurricane preparedness checklists. We watch the storm.”
If you are in need of a hurricane preparedness checklist for your boat, go to boatus.com.