Hurricane Dangers This Season
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), we will have an above-average 2021 hurricane season, which started June 1st and runs through November 30th.
The updated National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently updated the definition of the “average season” using new data. Now, an average season has 7 hurricanes and 14 named storms. It is estimated that in 2021 we will have 7-9 hurricanes (2-4 that could be categorized as 3 or higher), and 15 to 18 named storms.
Sadly, hurricanes not only affect coastal areas but can cause severe damage to properties more than 100 miles inland. Storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, landslides, high winds, and tornadoes can cause catastrophic damage.
If you have not done so, take to your family and come up with an evacuation and emergency plan. If your home or business has suffered storm damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Decatur. Our certified technicians will help you throughout the mitigation and reconstruction process and make it “Like it never even happened.”