Category: Disaster Preparation

Declaration of Fishery Resource Disaster Update for Hurricane Michael (as of November 23, 2018)

Fishery Disaster damage to marina docks and vessels after Hurricane Michael.

Florida Governor Scott requested Fishery Disaster Assistance because of Hurricane Michael October 23, and the US Secretary of Commerce official responded with a determination letter providing additional disaster assistance to impacted fishing businesses and individuals October 31, 2018…. Read More

Abandoned Vessels: When Sailboats and Sunset Dreams become Nightmares!

Old Sailboat abandoned and aground

Originally printed in the Lynn Haven Ledger September 21, 2018 The serene allure of life at sea fishing or sailing on Bay County’s sparkling emerald waters is enticing. These inspiring dreams and sounds of ocean waves send many of… Read More

Lending a Helping Hand after Irma, Harvey, and other Hurricanes

Recent images of hurricane Irma and Harvey’s devastating impacts remind all of us living along the Gulf just how powerful tropical cyclones can be. There’s a Gulf of Mexico kinship we all feel. Even more today since Irma has… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness for Boaters

Click on slides below – they are hyper-linked to relevant resources you can to help you prepare your boat for a hurricane. Here’s are additional informational links for boat owners. http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/HurricaneWarning.pdf    Preparing your boat for a hurricane http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php