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Old 09-06-2018, 06:14 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by kchace View Post
This has to be true. Moving a large number of boats to "wherever" has to be more dangerous than having properly built marinas in the first place. Of course it DOES remove the marina from needing to have good docks. "Oh, named storm, you have to leave." (Because our docks aren't good enough) of course eventually the marinas that do have well designed and built docks will attract more customers willing to pay more for better security.

I do agree for the most part. However, the main marinas along the MS coast are protected to some degree from wind. However, its the surge that's the problem. Being right on the coast itself with little protection from the barrier islands any small hurricane will destroy boats left in these marinas. There is really nothing to stop a 4ft plus surge (Katrina was around 25ft!) from entering them. Highways, marina parking lots and docks go under at around 4ft. Best to remove your boat.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:03 PM   #42
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Sorry, don't read this if you are feeling thin-skinned:

You can't build your way out of this one. There will always be mandatory evacuations during hurricanes.

This is another one of those growing number of areas where if you give everyone, everything that they think they want - a great many of them will self-destruct.

As long as we have insurance companies telling us what we can and can't do and how we have to do it, people don't have to think.

As a general rule I will always run from a hurricane. Not because of the hurricane but because of the embedded tornadoes.

Here's a good little read on the subject. Not saying it has all of the answers but I enjoyed it.
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