With less than a month to spare, it’s time to start getting prepared for this year’s hurricane season. According to the latest predictions, we may be experiencing one of the most active seasons in the last couple of years.
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For coastal communities or those who live near the Gulf Coast, hurricane season brings a number of hardships. It’s hard to predict exactly what tropical storms or hurricanes we might face in the coming months, especially when “above-normal activity” has been predicted. Learn more about this year’s hurricane season and how you can start getting your properties prepared for the elements.
Beginning of Hurricane Season
The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is set to run from June 1 to November 30. While these dates are presumed due to warm summer temperatures and Atlantic ocean weather patterns, it’s important to be prepared year-round. The formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time, especially when temperatures are high.
Active Season Predicted Ahead
Atlantic hurricane activity is expected to ramp up this year, according to recent reports from meteorologists and climate scientists. Factors such as potential La Niña conditions and high sea surface temperatures were at the forefront of April’s forecasts.
Compared to the 30-year (1981-2010) normalized average of 13 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes, this year’s season forecast is substantially higher. Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at The Weather Company, submitted a forecast predicting 18 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes – one that is Category 3 or higher (115-plus-mph winds) on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Pro Tip: Stay up to date with the latest hurricane news with information from the National Hurricane Center, a government agency dedicated to accurate forecasting.
How to Prepare for Flooding
Are you ready for this year’s hurricane season? In the event of a tropical storm or major hurricane, the threat of high wind speeds, hail damage, and extensive rainfall is unsettling. It’s important to install proper flood protection to keep your properties safe from the destructive elements.
One of the best flood protection solutions is a water-filled dam that can be easily installed and transferred to any location. The user-friendly installation of inflatable dams is a great asset, especially when hurricanes are forecasted with little time to prepare.
Stay Safe this Hurricane Season
Protecting your business and your employees is of utmost importance, especially when major storms can bring flooding, power outages, and road closures. No matter what may come this season, Aqua-Barrier is committed to providing you with the solutions you need to stay safe. Design a flood barrier to fit your specific location’s requirements so that you can be prepared for any hurricane making landfall near you.
Connect with our sales associates for more information about getting ready for this upcoming hurricane season.