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Visiting the Keys in the coming months-?

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Navigating the Keys Post Hurricane IRMA- If you are planning to make a trip by water down to the keys to either help out or take in supplies/evacuate the people please keep in mind:

The obstacles, reefs, sandbars and channels have all likely changed. Some significantly. NEVER* make an approach at night. ALWAYS* run your depth sounder. There could be all kinds of vehicles, vessels, houses, motor homes, containers and other debris in the water some partially or fully submerged. There will also be a LOT of floating debris in the water capable of seizing your engine or fouling your prop(s).

All of this obviously also applies to the northern Leewards, BVIs, USVIs, Puerto Rico, Turcs & Caicos and Bahamas and Cuba's northern coastline.

Expect all kinds of confused and desperate wildlife. Their food supplies and normal fresh water supplies are likely gone or in short supply. Be safe and keep an eye on the weather throughout your trip.

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