Is your community prepared to weather a storm? Usually, June 1st marks the beginning of the hurricane season, which runs until November. The National Weather Service reports that, of an average of 12 tropical storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean each year, six become hurricanes. In the Central Pacific, an average of three tropical storms form, with two escalating to full-blown hurricane status. Preparing yourself for disaster will reduce the severity of disaster effects to a great extent.
Also, Hurricane preparations have the potential to secure and save the number of lives and property and it aims to bring back the affected spot to normal state quickly. Let’s take a look at why you may want to approach this year in a way that’s as unique as the weather conditions themselves.
What’s different about the hurricane season?
There are a few key differences with the hurricane seasonal changes. First of all, a phenomenon called the “Cold Blob” is making things a little bit unpredictable. This “Cold Blob” is a mass of colder water that is found between Newfoundland and Greenland that has been growing in size over the past couple of years and could affect our weather patterns this hurricane season.
If this cold water gets caught up in currents that take it southward, it could limit the formation of tropical storms, making its impact favorable. On the other hand, if the cold blob waters stay where they are, then the warmer temperatures will most likely result in a season that’s the most active it’s been in three years.
Adding to this, the transition from an El Niño year to a La Niña year will also play a major role in creating unstable conditions.
On average, a typical two-year period involves three hurricanes striking the U.S. coastline, one of which is usually classified as a major hurricane with winds of 111 mph or more. But remember that a hurricane doesn’t have to be major to cause devastating damage. Hurricane Sandy was not in the most severe category, yet it caused incredible destruction. This means that all hurricane susceptible communities, even the ones that are far inland, must be prepared for the severe weather that accompanies these storms.
Importance of being prepared for Hurricane
Readiness is now more important than ever. You can’t judge the occurrence of hurricane rather preparedness is the only remedy you can go for. The best way to prepare is to tailor a disaster response plan to your community. Also, cultivating a relationship with your colleagues will help you during the pre-disaster period. Preparing your for a hurricane will resolve unnecessary chaos, clumsy condition and will provide recovery efforts on time without any sort of delay.
Usually, Hurricanes occur unexpectedly, and that’s why it’s predominant to play yourself before hurricane. Additionally, there are lots of organization involved in helping the people who are affected by hurricanes and many human and animal shelters, and foods have been made ready by those non-profit organizations.
At FB Doors we’re ready to help you prepare for any conditions that may threaten your home or family. Give us a call or send us a message for more info!