What’s the Latest with Hurricane Season?
Back in June, hurricane season officially began on June 1st for the Atlantic Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere. NOAA had previously predicted that this year’s hurricane season would be an unusually active one. If you’re scratching your head and wondering why you don’t remember a hurricane so far this summer, your memory is perfectly intact. Earlier this week, The Washington Post published an article investigating the rarity that is the 2022 hurricane season. They reported that this is the first year since 2017 that the Atlantic Ocean hasn’t seen the development of a hurricane prior to August 1st. All this considered, property owners are likely wondering: should we still be preparing for hurricane season or should we just throw in the towel?
There Is Still Time
Even though we are three months into hurricane season, we still have three more months to go, with two of them (August and September) being the peak of hurricane season. While activity has been low so far, there is still time for hurricane activity to ramp up and produce dangerous storms. The bottom line is that, yes, property owners still need to be preparing for the possibility of hurricanes through the end of November, when hurricane season formally ends.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
With the ever present threat for hurricanes during the remainder of hurricane season in our minds, we would like to take the time to share two of our top hurricane tips with you in today’s blog. These proactive storm tips can help you protect your home or business in the event of storms ranging from a passing afternoon thunderstorm to a hurricane or flood:
- When the weather is nice, check your roof and gutters for damage. Because they’re out of sight, your roof and gutters can be out of mind. However, if shingles get loose or your gutter clogs, your property can be at a greater risk for avoidable damage during a storm. Therefore, when you can do so safely, do your best to inspect your roof and gutter for pre-existing damage. Unclogging your gutters and ensuring that your roof is in good condition prior to a storm are two pivotal steps that you can take in protecting your property.
- Put together a hurricane preparedness kit. When a strong storm like a hurricane hits, a hurricane prep kit is a great resource to have in order to make sure that those occupying your property have necessities in an emergency. To put together your own kit, check out Ready.gov’s “Build A Kit” guide, which includes lists of items that may be beneficial to have in your hurricane prep kit, tailored to families, offices, and your individual needs.
It is impossible to predict exactly how a hurricane or any strong storm will impact your residential or commercial property. However, you can always count on SERVPRO Team Wall to have your back, no matter what. Trust our tight-knit team and experienced crews of storm damage restoration professionals to provide the residential and commercial storm damage restoration services that have made SERVPRO famous for making it “Like it never even happened” for properties near and far. On our website, you can find more information about our water restoration process, in addition to the ways in which we care for your belongings after a storm disaster. Learn more about what we can do to restore your property by giving us a call at (717) 510-6779.