Hurricane season starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. According to the National Hurricane Center, 97% of all hurricanes occur during that time. Now that the 2019 hurricane season is in progress, it’s time to pay attention to storm progressions. Hurricanes are less likely at the beginning of the season but not impossible. We’ve already seen Storm Andrea form before the official start of hurricane season in May. Protect your home by preparing for the season before disaster strikes.
A hurricane is made up of many conditions coming together to create the perfect storm. The National Weather Service writes that the following six conditions create hurricanes.
Most hurricane predictions agree that this year’s hurricane season is going to be about average. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts between 15 to 22 named storms, 8 to 13 of which may become hurricanes. They also predict that out of the predicted hurricanes, 4 to 8 will become major hurricanes. Although the historic peak of hurricane season doesn’t occur until August, harmful hurricanes may also occur in the months leading up to that peak.
Large waves due to winds and other storm conditions can cause major damage along coastlines. Many structures that can withstand wind and rain are weakened by storm surges.
Heavy rainfall often causes flooding in inland areas. Both flash flooding and long-term flooding are common. Long term flooding is especially typical near rivers.
Hurricane-force winds can pick up roof tiles, debris and siding, throwing them back down to the ground at random. High winds can also destroy buildings and cars.
Create an emergency kit with a battery-powered radio, food, water, phone charger and any other necessities you may need for a few days.
ServiceMaster Advantage in Houston, Texas is your local disaster restoration expert. Contact us if you experience a flood or major storm. Property owners rely on us every day for our full array of services. Our team will repair your property in a timely manner, keep you informed the whole way through and ensure the job is done right.
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