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Posted at 2:05 PM ET, 04/16/2009

Do You Have a Hurricane Plan?

By Capital Weather Gang

* Sunny Stretch: Full Forecast | NatCast: A Bit Cool | Maui Photos *

Hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1. But April is none too soon to make sure you're ready if you live in a hurricane-prone zone. In the video below, Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center, suggests having a family communication plan and cash on hand, and preparing a disaster supply kit...

The above video is courtesy the 2009 Bahamas Weather Conference Web site. CWG's Jason Samenow and Jamie Jones are attending this conference (as guests of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, which paid some of their expenses) and will be posting from the conference over the next few days.

Related Links: Are You Ready for Severe Weather? | 2009 Hurricane Outlook

By Capital Weather Gang  | April 16, 2009; 2:05 PM ET
Categories:  Tropical Weather  
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And as an aside, I've also been "live-twittering" the conference so far with some of my thoughts and news. Look for more of it tomorrow at our twitter page (

Posted by: JJones-CapitalWeatherGang | April 16, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Why, it just so happens that I do have a hurricane plan! I strip off the mainsail, lash the line to the mast so it won't slap, double all dock lines, install cloth chafe guard on all lines, triple all fenders, clean out the scupper, check the seacocks and pull everything from down below off of the boat.

Last time a big storm came through, the gear in the trunk of my car got damp as the trunk leaked. But not one drop of water got into the inside of my boat!

Posted by: --sg | April 16, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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