You’ll find links to all the tools
mentioned here, as well as other
hurricane resources and Sandy
survival stories in the online
version of this article at
fig. 4: the probabilistic inundation
Surge height model forecasts the
probability of surge of a certain height
above ground level (as opposed to sea
level). this image shows the probabil-
ity of a surge two feet or more above
ground level during hurricane irene in
2011. the purple areas had a 90- to 100
percent chance of experiencing flooding
of two feet or more above ground.
land can make the difference between
a boat surviving a storm and not. The
BoatU.S. Hurricane Center has a whole section on boater prep including a hurricane-preparation worksheet that can help you
figure out what you should do before the
storm arrives. The West Marine Hurricane
Resources page has a useful video that
walks you through storm prep.
5CheCk YoUr inSUranCe poliCY for Salvage, wreCk reMoval, and fUel-Spill liaBilit Y. As
too many people discovered after Sandy, it
pays to read the fine print in your insurance
policy to make sure you’re covered in the
event you need salvage or wreck removal
after the storm. The best policies cover the
cost of salvage, without deducting it from
the payment to you for damages to the
boat, and offer additional coverage for wreck
removal under the policy’s liability provisions. They also provide the federal maximum
of $854,400 of fuel-spill coverage separate
from your boating liability (Protection and
Indemnity or P&I) coverage, and will pay for
fuel-spill damage even if doesn’t result from a
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