The LDWF Enforcement Division reminds boaters to be mindful of the weather as they plan boating excursions. Louisiana has already seen four fatalities and three rescues so far in 2022 on large lakes where weather and conditions reportedly changed quickly.
Before departure, always check the Marine forecast to see if there will be any significant changes in weather conditions while you’re on the water. Various smartphone apps are available that can provide warnings of approaching weather. You can also tune into your VHF radio for alerts.
LDWF agents encourage all citizens to take the free safe boating education course that is also mandatory for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1984. To register for a class, please visit http://ow.ly/BUpH50ImaWX.
Photo courtesy of the National Safe Boating Council.
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