| Hurricane Havens Handbook ||
CAUTION: None of the deepwater harbors evaluated in this Handbook have the exceptional qualities needed to safeguard ocean-going vessels from damage in a worst-case direct hurricane strike.
This Handbook provides guidance for assessing a hurricane threat's circumstances and likely impact on the given port to support decision-makers' reasonable choice between either remaining in port or evading at sea. This choice is based on informed compromise between a harbor's protective qualities, and the possibility that a sortie will prove to have been unnecessary.
The general guidance provided in Section I of this Handbook will be of value not only to vessels located at evaluated ports, but also to decision-makers aboard vessels threatened by hurricanes at non-evaluated ports or in transit in the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
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|Sam Brand, Editor
Meteorological Applications Development Branch
Marine Meteorology Division
Naval Research Laboratory
Monterey, CA 93943-5502
Published Initially 1982
Last Modified May 2009
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