News from Waterway Guide for September 11, 2018

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In This Earlybird Hurricane Edition:

  • ‘We’re in the Bull’s Eye’: Evacuation Orders Underway
  • Popular New Jersey Restaurant Under Water, Flooded in Surge
  • Stay or Go? A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Has No Answer
  • Boats & Habitat Soon to Return to Tickfaw River
  • Wooden Boat Workshop Helps Combat Veterans Heal

Editor’s Note: Please send your Hurricane Florence photos, videos and news tips to Waterway Guide News Editor Lisa Suhay via news. Our news repository and stories will be updated throughout the storm and aftermath.

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Why Hurricane Florence is So Intense So Far North

“Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday.” That’s unusual, for a storm to be so intense so far north, says Marshall Shepherd, Director of the University of Georgia’s atmospheric sciences program and former president of the American Meteorological Society.
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BoatUS Has An App to Track the Hurricane & Prepare

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East coast, boat owners can start by tracking the storm with the free BoatUS.com/app (after downloading, go to settings to enable “push notifications” for your region).
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As Hurricane Florence Intensifies FEMA Prepares

As of Monday evening, the emergency agency had positioned more than 80,000 liters of water, 402,000 meals, 1,200 cots and 34 generators at Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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‘We’re in the Bull’s Eye’: Evacuation Orders Underway

Emergency officials in the Carolinas and Virginia gave evacuation orders to more than 1.25 million people Monday, including everybody along South Carolina’s 187-mile coastline.
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Stay or Go? A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Has No Answer

MANATI, PUERTO RICO — On days like this, high among banana tree mountains topped with cloud mist, the decision to stay feels like the right one.
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Popular New Jersey Restaurant Under Water, Flooded in Surge

A combination of high tides, winds and moon cycles have caused some headaches over the past 24 hours along the southern Jersey shore.
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Star of India to Set Sail for the First Time in 5 Years

According to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the ship will set sail November 17 and 18. The Star of India will sail through the San Diego Bay and head out of Point Loma.
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Boat Builders Take Challenge at Wooden Boat Festival

PORT TOWNSEND, WA — The smell of freshly cut wood and epoxy hung in the air at Point Hudson as boat builders began crafting their best seaworthy vessels.
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Boats & Habitat Soon to Return to Tickfaw River

HOLDEN, LA — Fishing boats, canoes and kayaks will likely make their way back into the waterway now that crews are near completion of a $3.5 million waterway cleanup.
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‘Cross Our Fingers’: Coastal Residents Scrounge Supplies

Kure Beach, NC — As rip currents begin to impact the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, people on the coast are preparing for the storm.
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Big Boat Series Has Many Locals Ready to Race

A hike on Angel Island several years back sparked Michael Chammout’s interest in sailing San Francisco’s premier racing event of the year, the Rolex Big Boat Series.
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Wooden Boat Workshop Helps Combat Veterans Heal

The Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop at the Rondout Yacht Basin offers a unique therapeutic program that allows them to build a kayak on the banks of the Rondout Creek.
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Photo of the Week

CHESAPEAKE BAY Numerous residents reported seeing this water spout on Sunday. Photo Courtesy of news.
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