Boat Preparation

A storm can bring dangerous risks to securing a boat. It is best to know the ropes before a storm threatens Monroe County. It is important to know how to properly tie down a boat in the water or on land to prevent damage to property. If able, it is always best to evacuate early with your boat if an evacuation is called. 

Concerns come from wind, waves, storm surge, and excessive rainfall. You will want to consider securing your boat onshore if it a smaller boat or has a low freeboard. Strapping a boat down to concrete can help with winds and storm surge. 

Make sure your vessel insurance is up to date. When a hurricane is threatening, it is already too late. 


NEVER TRY TO RIDE A STORM OUT ON YOUR BOAT. There will be shelters available for liveaboard boaters in the event of a storm.