Wareham DNR Advisory to Mariners

Remain in port

From the Wareham Department of Natural Resources:

NOTICE TO MARINERS 
Hurricane Jose is expected to make a heavy impact to our area late Tuesday with most impacts expected on Wednesday. Main concerns are heavy rain, tropical storm force winds, high surf and rip currents (beginning today), minor to moderate coastal flooding and significant beach erosion. The storm may weaken to a tropical storm, but please heed all warnings.

Mariners are encouraged to secure your vessel with additional lines or the preferred method is to HAUL out your boat. 
Check with your local boat yard to get on their haul out list.
Don’t wait until last minute when a warning is issued to secure or haul your boat. By the time the warning is issued it is too late to be working on a dock safely.

Mariners are also advised to REMAIN IN PORT until the tropical storm threat passes. The combination of tropical storm force winds with large swells will pose a challenge even to the most skilled skipper. Leave your boats, they can be replaced but your life can not. 
Expect increased traffic at boat ramps. Wareham DNR will stage officers at each boat ramp if needed. Follow the direction of the Officer(s) to maximize boat ramp efficiency.
DO NOT VENTURE OUT ON THE WATER DURING THIS STORM
IF SEA CONDITIONS ARE UNSAFE FOR OUR CREW, WE MAY BE UNABLE TO SAVE YOU

Follow MEMA (Mass Emergency Management Agency) on facebook.com/massachusettsema
Follow Wareham DNR on facebook.com/warehamdnr 
Twitter and Instagram @WarehamDNR 
for the latest updates on the storm


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