BoatUS offers hurricanes preparation tips

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In the weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck Staten Island’s Great Kills Harbor, orphaned boats littering city streets blocked traffic and interfered with access by emergency vehicles, and sailboat masts snagged in overhead wires delayed the return of much-needed electrical power.

Keeping boats contained in Sandy would have facilitated recovery efforts on every front. “The more boats you have in the way of recovery or needing salvage after a hurricane, the longer the delay in returning to normal,” BoatUS vice president of public affairs Scott Croft said.

With the Atlantic hurricane season starting June 1, BoatUS offers boat owners and others free information on preparing boats, marinas and boat clubs at the online BoatUS Hurricane Tracking and Resource Center.

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