As the first named storms of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season approach the Carribbean and Florida Coasts, the U.S. Coast Guard has warned recreational boaters to take action to secure their vessels well ahead of the storms and exercise caution once bad weather hits.
From the press release:
Mariners are urged to secure their vessels for Tropical Storm Ana. The time to take action is now. As seen during Hurricane Katrina, those who heeded the warnings of Coast Guard and local law enforcement authorities were able to keep themselves, and first responders, out of jeopardy.