Abaco, an island surrounded by water in a warm climate, is no stranger to waterspouts and this year is no exception. Over the last month we have experienced above average thunderstorm activity and along with it waterspouts.
Boaters should be aware of the weather at all times and keep in mind that afternoon thunderstorms can pop up very quickly and while not all thunderstorms will produce waterspouts, they are a possibility.
If you are at sea when one forms
seek the nearest shelter away from the storm and get yourself and your family and friends to safety