One of several boats TowBoatUS responded to after the flooding on Jan. 9-10. Courtesy photo

VIDEO: Lessons Learned from Boats Damaged in Flood

Anyone keeping a boat in a slip or at a pier last week likely had a very tense night on Jan. 9-10. Flooding caused the highest tides seen since Hurricane Isabel, and that put boats at risk—whether they were in a marina slip or up on a boat lift. Lines stretched to their limit as water levels rose. Some boats floated right off their lifts when the tide climbed over the pier and up to the lift.

Cheryl Costello speaks to some of the crews that helped rescue boats swept away in last week’s storm about what to do the next time we face serious flooding. Watch below: