Hurricane Manual for Marine Interests   [open pdf - 927KB]

"South Florida is one of the most vulnerable areas on the United States coast for a hurricane. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew, the most powerful storm in Miami-Dade County, registering as a Category V, and the third strongest in U. S. history with sustained winds in excess of 155 mph, came ashore and destroyed many marinas in south Miami-Dade County. Hurricanes that exceed 110 mph can be expected to occur in south Florida about once every 10 years. The population of Miami-Dade County continues to increase bringing many boaters with little hurricane experience. [...] Experience has proven that boater hurricane preparedness education and preparation can reduce loss of property for both the boat owner and others."

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