Boat owners batten down hatches ahead of storm


PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) – With high winds and rough seas expected throughout the week, boat owners across Rhode Island and Massachusetts are taking extra precautions.

Some boat owners aren’t taking any chances, instead choosing to completely remove their boats from the water. Monday in Portsmouth, Jim Rogas, a native of Camden, Maine, said he lives on his boat on the Westport River during the summer, but decided to take it out just in case. Still, he said it wouldn’t be that nerve-wracking: “In 40-to-50 mile an hour winds, not so much. It’s like a nor’easter. But it’s better to be out of the water, I think, than in the water.”

Experts advise adding extra ropes and knots to lines to ensure boats do not come loose or hit into each other during the storm.

Emergency management officials urge boat owners to take precautions early, as conditions on boats, even those in harbor, will be unsafe once the storm hits.

Tracking Jose: Pinpoint Weather Blog | Interactive Hurricane Tracker |Printable Tracking Chart | Live Pinpoint Doppler 12 Radar | Latest 7-Day Forecast | Flight Tracker | Storm Ready Resource Guide | Download: Pinpoint Weather App | Download: Eyewitness News App | Sign Up: Weather Alerts

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 9/23/2020: Richard Arenberg, Political Science Professor, Brown University Watson Institute

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour