ground. Modern day boats are expensive… And they can be sitting ducks if a storm approaches… KITV4 Meteorologist Cam Tran shows us what you need to know when it comes to protecting your boat… ED UNDERWOOD: DLNR 1:22 YOU WANT TO FIRST DECIDE CAN YOU OR CAN YOU NOT GET YOUR BOAT OF THE WATER, Ed Underwood of the Department of Land and Natural resources says your first priority is getting the boat onto dry land and stored safely. But if you can’t take it out: UNDERWOOD, DLNR IN: 4:03 IF YOU’RE GONNA LEAVE YOUR BOAT IN THE WATER LIKE YOU SAID DOUBLE UP YOUR MOORING LINES, TRY TO TRY TO TIE YOUR MOORING LINES HIGHER IF YOU CAN LIKE ON A PILING OR SOMETHING THAT WOULD ACCOUNT FOR STORM SURGE 4:13 Also, you’ll need to secure any loose items UNDERWOOD 4:14 IF YOU HAVE A DOCK BOX ON YOUR DOCK YOU’RE GONNA WANNA EMPTY THAT AND TAKE THOSE ITEMS AWAY IF YOU CAN 4:25 If you moor your boat at a private marina, be sure to check the requirements at your location. They could have their own set of storm safety rules but most like the Hawaii Kai Marina follow the recommendation of the state. BEVERLY LIDDLE, HAWAII KAI MARINA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2:55 WE RECOMMEND PEOPLE SECURE THEIR BOATS AS BEST AS THEY CAN 4:50 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF LINES, MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERIES ARE UP TO SPEED JUST PREPAREDNESS, JUST LIKE ON A BOAT Though Maunalua Bay shelters the 14- hundred vessels registered in the marina, you can can never be too cautious. Here at the Hawaii Kai Marina they have a landing for people to quickly remove their boats. BEVERLY LIDDLE, HAWAII KAI MARINA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 2:56 IF THEY WANT TO TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WATERS THE SMALLER BOATS AND HAVE ACCESS TO TRAILERS WE OPEN UP HANCOCK LANDING NEAR THE HAWAII KAI LAUNCHING FOR RETRIEVAL INTO THE MARINA 03:07 Whether it’s taking out your boat OR staying put, experts say make sure you make a decision on what to do with your vessel well before a watch is even issued. AS the storm nears you may be dealing with traffic and be left with an even bigger and harder decision down the road. 07:06 IF YOU GET STUCK DOWN AT THE HARBOR ARE YOU GONNA LEAVE YOUR 30THOUSAND DOLLAR SUV TO PROTECT YOUR 10 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOAT?7:011 We can’t say this enough.. KITV wants to make sure you have storm info when you need it… And WHERE you need it. We have the ONLY free hurricane tracker app in town.. Be sure to download it.