You are well aware that storms and hurricanes are possible whether you live in South Florida or on the eastern shore. At Max Guard, we emphasize security for our customers, and agree that remaining updated helps us better prepare for the future. This hurricane season, we have gathered the forecast to help you and your family know what to expect.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting around 9 to 15 known storms for the 2019 Early Hurricane Season. Of these storms, 4 to 8 are likely to become hurricanes, including two to four major storms.
According to NOAA, here is some helpful jargon to know: storm’s eye: the circular region with relatively light winds, including the middle of a cyclone.
Storm surge: an unusual increase in sea level with a hurricane or other extreme storm.
Tropical depression: tropical cyclone with a maximum of 38 mph or less sustained winds.
Tropical storm: tropical cyclone with winds up to 39 to 73 mph.
Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with 74 mph or higher maximum sustained winds.
Major hurricane: Tropical cyclone with a sustained long-term wind of 111 mph or greater, category 3, 4 or 5.
The hurricane season starts from June 1st and ends from November 30th, although between August and Oct the peak hurricane season. The NOAA believes that the 40 percent chance this year will have a normal season like last year. Hurricanes Florence and Michael landed in the United States last year and caused damages of almost $50 billion. The probability of either stronger and weaker seasons is estimated to be 30 percent.
Storms can be volatile given predictions. Even if your home is not in a storm, it could still be in danger. We have been helping South Floridians protect their homes and families for over 30 years at Max Guard.