|Your marina team has been monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole closely, and we have implemented our well-choreographed Named-Storm protocol. |
Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm watches have been issued for the East Coast of Florida with strong winds, heavy rain, high surf, rip currents and coastal flooding expected along the Southeast coast starting as early as Tuesday.
Rack and Cradle Members As we continue to track Nicole’s path there is a possibility that we will need to suspend forklift operations especially if the expected wind conditions pick up. We will provide updates on the status of forklift operations as conditions change. We do request that you collect or secure any materials (ie: life jackets, tubes, coolers) that might be loosely placed on your boat to prevent them from blowing around and causing damage to your boat or other boats in the area.
Wet Slip and Liveaboard Members Please ensure that all items on the top deck are secure or stowed. Remove any shade coverings that could catch the wind. If we experience a high storm surge, there is the possibility that the power to the docks would need to be shut off for a brief period, so please ensure that your batteries are charged and generators are full of fuel.
During inclement weather, cable signals could be lost so we recommend that you don’t rely on the cable as your only source to keep up-to-date with storm information. There is a possibility of Wi-Fi interruptions depending on the storm’s direction and intensity. Our service provider will be working continuously throughout the duration of the storm to keep services operating.
We will be preparing the common areas of the marina, securing the pool area, dog park, and grill area for the possibility of the storm. We will be removing any items that could be a hazard and locking down other items that might have the potential to move in heavy winds. We recommend that if you have a bicycle make sure it’s secured to the bike rack.
The marina office will remain open unless the storm intensifies to a point that it’s unsafe for team members to be there, and we will be continue to communicate updates with you via email as more information becomes available.
If you have any questions, please contact us to let us know.
All the best, Fred Whitten General Manager