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.

New Jersey home swept into bay by Sandy is demolished

The Mantoloking home that was swept virtually intact into Barnegat Bay by Hurricane Sandy’s record surge was finally demolished, a move that could help convince New Jersey boaters to get back on the waterways. “These homes, just like the Jet Star roller coaster swept off Casino Pier and sitting in the ocean off Seaside Heights,…more

Sandy report calls for better boats for responders

New York’s lesson from Hurricane Sandy: Get more boats. It might sound counterintuitive, given the massive damage done to boats — BoatUS estimates $650 million — but a report says law enforcement and rescuers in New York need bigger boats with outboard motors to increase maneuverability. The Associated Press reported that 59 recommendations from deputy…more

New Jersey show seeks rebound after Sandy

The Strictly Boaters Boat Show that opens Friday at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J., is already showing signs of an industry on the rebound after Hurricane Sandy. “The best way to illustrate why I say that maybe the industry’s on the mend is … we had to rethink the show to accommodate all…more

VIDEO: N.J. trade group encourages post-Sandy boating

Parts of New Jersey are still struggling to recover after Hurricane Sandy tore through six months ago and, as a result, some marine businesses continue to take a hit. After scrambling to get things back up and running, boat businesses are facing a new challenge. After hearing about all the debris littering New Jersey waterways,…more

Research shows Hurricane Sandy shook ground on West Coast

When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore on the Northeast coast last October, it not only caused flooding, but it also shook the ground as far away as the West Coast, triggering seismometers monitoring vibrations in the Earth’s crust. Scientists announced their findings about the massive storm at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting, which wraps…more

New Jersey marine businesses hope for post-Sandy rebound

South Jersey marinas and boat dealers were just beginning to rebound after the recession when Hurricane Sandy hit in October, making this selling season an important one. At Grassy Sound Marina in Middle Township, Debbie Mooers, who owns the marina with her husband, Jim, expects a decent boating season — the 75 rental slips were…more

Sandy removed from hurricane name list

The name Sandy was retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee because of the extreme effects it caused in places ranging from Jamaica and Cuba to the Mid-Atlantic United States in October 2012. Storm names are reused every six years for both the Atlantic…more

Fish survive in tsunami-swept boat found in U.S.

Scientists are baffled as to how a group of small fish native to Japan survived a journey across the Pacific after they were found on a boat swept away by the 2011 tsunami and washed up last month on the coast of Washington state. The batch of striped beak fish — five in all —…more

Sandy-damaged Cleveland marina cancels season

Hurricane Sandy might be just a bad memory for most marine businesses, but two Midwest marinas are still cleaning up from the October storm, and one of them is throwing in the towel for the 2013 season. Edgewater Public Marina in Cleveland recently let customers know that it will be closed for the 2013 season…more

Researchers predict active Atlantic hurricane season

Meteorologists with Colorado State University are predicting 18 named storms during the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, with nine expected to become hurricanes and four of those major hurricanes (Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater. “The tropical Atlantic has anomalously warmed over the past several months and it appears that the…more

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