Tips to prepare your boat for a storm

When a storm is brewing here in the Houston, TX area, it’s essential to ensure that your boat is adequately prepared to weather the storm safely. Here are some tips from us at Modern Risk Management to help you get ready: 

  1. Check the forecast before the storm arrives. Knowing what to expect will help you prepare for the worst. 
  2. Secure all loose items on your boat by tying them down or storing them away in secure containers. This will prevent them from damaging your boat or other property during turbulent waters. 
  3. Inspect your vessel for any signs of damage and repair anything that needs attention before the storm hits. 
  4. Check your emergency supplies, such as life jackets, flares, and first aid kits, to ensure they’re up-to-date and ready for use if needed. 
  5. If possible, take your boat to a safe location away from high seas and strong winds before the storm arrives. This will help protect it from any potential damage. 
  6. If you’re unable to move your boat, ensure it’s securely anchored in a sheltered area and tie off all lines to prevent them from chafing or snapping in high winds. 
  7. Pay close attention to changing conditions and warning alerts issued by the National Weather Service. This will help you make an informed decision about when to return to your vessel and assess any potential damage after the storm has passed. 

By following these tips, you can be sure you’ll be prepared when a storm comes knocking at your door! For more tips, call us at Modern Risk Management today. We are proud to serve the Houston, TX area.