CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi reminds the public and mariners
to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.
The Atlantic hurricane
season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August
and late October.
“It is vitally
important for you and your family to have a hurricane preparedness plan set in
place,” said Capt. Ed Gaynor, commanding officer, Sector/Air Station Corpus
Christi. “In addition to ensuring you have survival equipment and procedures in
place, it is critical that all boaters pay close attention to the weather both
ashore and out at sea, and heed messages and evacuation orders issued by
authorities. Coast Guard assets will be active both pre and post storm, but may
be unavailable during the storm itself due to heavy weather limitations.”
In preparation for the
upcoming hurricane season, the Coast Guard has reviewed and updated its severe
weather plan and initiated hurricane season measures to protect Coast Guard
assets and personnel. In addition the Coast Guard exercises hurricane and heavy
weather contingency plans and trains with state, local, port, and industry
partners to ensure the maritime community is ready. It is incumbent upon all
mariners to be prepared and remain safe and out of harm’s way during a
For boating and
waterfront communities, the key to protecting boats from hurricanes or any
severe threatening weather is planning, preparation, and timely action.
Develop a plan of
- Secure your vessel in a marina.
- If permitted, remove your boat from the threatened area, or take
your boat to a previously identified hurricane refuge.
- Specifically identify and assemble needed equipment and supplies.
Keep them together and practice your plan to ensure it works.
For more information on hurricane preparedness please visit Ready.gov.