USA: Be prepared for hurricane season

Floating dock solutions specialist Golden Marine Systems offers crucial guidance to prepare marinas for the coming hurricane season. Here are some key pointers and a video link.

The day after Hurricane Ian.

The day after Hurricane Ian.

Develop a Comprehensive Emergency Plan: Create a detailed plan outlining procedures for securing the marina, evacuating vessels, and ensuring personnel safety. Regularly review and update the plan based on past experiences.

Secure Infrastructure: Inspect docks, piers and other structures for wear or damage. Reinforce weak points and secure loose items to prevent them from becoming projectiles in high winds.

Secure Vessels: Ensure all vessels are properly secured with adequate lines and fenders. Consider relocating boats to safer locations or hauling them out of the water.

Remove Potential Hazards: Clear debris, including equipment, rubbish and vegetation, to prevent hazards during storms.

Communicate Effectively: Maintain open communication with marina tenants, local authorities and emergency agencies. Keep stakeholders informed and provide guidance on evacuation procedures.

Monitor Weather Conditions: Stay informed about approaching storms by monitoring forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and local authorities. Take proactive measures based on the latest information.

Prepare for Power Outages: Develop contingency plans for power outages, including back-up generators and emergency lighting. Ensure essential equipment remains operational during power loss.

Stay Informed and Flexible: Remain vigilant throughout hurricane season and adjust plans based on evolving weather conditions and guidance from authorities.



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