For those that think they can ride out a major hurricane in a marina, look at the images
on this page. This is the Palafox Marina in Pensacola
after Ivan. it is on the northern edge of the bay 3-4 miles from the gulf and across a barrier island. Additionally, this marina is behind a sea wall. The storm surge was so great it floated the piers over the top of the pilings (approx 8-12 feet) and then everything went loose. All the boats in the image at the end of the marina, started moored at the opposite end. A small boat in this marina is a 30 footer. Complete destruction. It took divers to find the boats that sank you can't see.
And for those that want to move up into a creek: The I-10 highway bridge had sections floated off their pilings (15 feet over the water
normally) several miles up from the bay, and even farther from the gulf.
Put your boat on the hard
, tie it down to concrete, and worry about your family
I friend of mine who sat through Hurricane Andrew in Homestead told me sitting through a major hurricane will let you know how much of a man you are and where your manhood runs out. Now I have been there, done that and I know now what he meant.
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Hurricane Ivan hits Palafox Marina* in Pensacola