NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
BoatUS Press Room at www.BoatUS.com/PressRoom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
Emergency Managers, Local Governments Offered Free Hurricane Planning Materials for Municipal Marinas, Boat Club and Boaters
BoatUS Helps Communities Weather the Storm
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 11, 2013 – Over 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, which left hundreds of storm-tossed boats high and dry in the middle of busy street intersections, on public lands, or leaning perilously on overhead power lines. With boats in the way, response efforts were slowed, requiring time consuming and expensive removal and salvage efforts often at public expense, delaying power restoration and a community’s overall recovery. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a range of free hurricane planning information developed for boat owners and marinas that is also useful for local governments and emergency managers to help communities minimize damage, preserve resources and speed recovery efforts. All materials can be found at www.BoatUS.com/hurricanes.