Although Tropical Storm Erika delivered nothing but a soaking in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, the storm caused significant damage to the Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island of 289 square miles in the Caribbean.
Storms and Hurricanes
Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.
Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least 12 people on the small island of Dominica and Florida boat owners have hauled boats and are bracing for the worst, as the storm is expected to hit the state by early next week.
The Coast Guard is issuing a caution to mariners and recreational boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Erika nears.
Further flooding was possible in eastern Texas today as Tropical Storm Bill advanced into the country along the Gulf Coast.
New tax laws in New York should help prompt an industry rebound after Hurricane Sandy.
After Hurricane Sandy devastated Staten Island, N.Y., Staten Island Yacht Sales & Marina decided to incorporate TideSlide mooring systems into the new facility when it was rebuilt.
International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm, which affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation, had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease.
The 2014 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament wasn’t about maximizing participation just weeks after Hurricane Odile devastated the Mexican destination.
Hurricane Gonzalo, though a powerful storm that delivered a direct hit to Bermuda on Friday, ultimately fell well short of the widespread devastation that Fabian caused in 2003.
Despite Hurricane Odile, the 16th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament got under way Wednesday with an opening-day party at the Playa Grande Resort and Grand Hotel’s beachside terrace.