Weathering the Storm
Hurricane Season along the Atlantic Coast begins June 1st and runs through the end of November. This season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an increase in storms that will develop into hurricanes. The NOAA is forecasting at least 10 hurricanes this season versus 7 in previous years. Of the 10 potential hurricanes, 5 are projected to evolve into major hurricanes, with winds up to 111 mph.
Now is the time to prepare and plan for these potentially destructive storms. A good start is to understand the terminology beginning with the difference between a storm watch vs. a warning.
- WATCH describes conditions that are favorable for severe weather. You should remain alert for further warnings.
- WARNING indicates severe weather has been spotted or indicated by radar and that you should take immediate shelter.
Since these storms can develop into hurricanes quickly within hours it is imperative to stay alert and informed. It is recommended that you regularly check the weather forecast as well as utilize mobile weather apps and emergency alerts.
SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help in the event of a disaster. We have an expert team trained in water remediation and reconstruction.