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National Safe Boating Council

The following is a public service announcement for Safe Boating Week:

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...Hurricane Preparedness...

Boaters: Be prepared for hurricane season. Don't wait until a hurricane warning to secure your boat. By the time a hurricane warning is issued, it's too late to be working on a dock safely.

Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead. Haul out your boat or add additional lines during a hurricane or tropical storm watch, which is issued before a warning, 48-hours before the anticipated onset of storm winds.

This message has been brought to you by the NOAA National Weather Service, and the National Safe Boating Council.