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.
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.
The devastating effect of high winds and floods on residential homes is catastrophic, but there are precautions you can take in the short term that will help to bolster the strength of your home and keep your family safe. We bring you a two-part guide to hurricane, tornado and tropical storm preparation so that you can be ready for any high-wind event.
The potential for extreme weather is quite high this year. The hurricane season officially started on June 1, but don’t tell Mother Nature that. It got an early start this year when both tropical storms Alberto and Beryl launched in May. This is only the third time we’ve had two named storms before June 1 since records have been kept.