The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some concerning statistics for the 2013 hurricane season. While a normal season sees an average of 12 named storms, this season is expected to host 13 to 20. Being adequately prepared for hurricane season mitigates much of the property damage and loss of life that can result from big storms. Here are some tips from FEMA for hurricane preparedness.
While the Atlantic storm season have been getting worse for builders and home owners over the last few years, this year offers a brief reprieve thanks to the El Niño effect which offers strong wind and shear which makes it difficult for hurricanes to form. Predictions from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association put the number of tropical storms at between 8 and 13 with 6 expected to develop into hurricanes.
Preparing your home for hurricane season helps to mitigate damage during high wind events and reduces the risk of injury or death for home occupants. We have already discussed a number of ways in which to prepare your family for inclement weather, and here are some hurricane preparedness tips for your home.