Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade postponed

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The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade has been postponed because of the storm hitting the Central Coast, California. Morro Bay’s annual Lighted Boat Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, night, and has been postponed, according to the Morro Bay Harbor Department.

It was supposed to be held on Saturday, December 1. However, the holiday event would be moved to Dec. 8, in the embarcadero, said Becky Kelly, the city’s harbor patrol supervisor. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Any significant precipitation from light to torrential is a real safety threat, with wet decks, potential wind, and limited visibility. The inclusion of portable generators and electrical cords strung over and around persons on boats are dangerous in the rain,” said Eric Endersby, Harbor Director.

Similarly “This parade is a gift the boaters give to the community. And their safety is the utmost importance to us. We need to move the parade date to ensure good weather and safe parade,” said Teri Bayus, Lighted Boat Parade coordinator.

The city says the parade has been rescheduled several times in its 33-year history due to weather.