NOAA is predicting another above average hurricane season in 2021. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30. Named tropical storm Ana jumped the start time last week.
Based on NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the likely range for 2021 includes:
- 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 30mph or higher)
- 6 to 10 of the named storms could become hurricanes (winds of 74mph or higher)
- 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5 with winds of 111mph or higher)
Based on a recent NOAA update, an average hurricane season produces 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.
For NOAA’s video overview of the 2021 Hurricane Season click here.
Time to Get Ready
Now is a great time to begin your hurricane planning. Ready.gov has some great advice, forms for making your plans, and steps to get ready for hurricane season.
Make an Emergency Plan
Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your emergency plan. For more information about writing that plan, click here.
Signup for Alerts
Review Important Documents
Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure, password protected digital space.
We all remember the rush on toilet paper at the beginning of the pandemic. Let’s not allow that to happen again. While you are gathering supplies for hurricane season, let’s also show some consideration for those around us. Slowly build up supplies in advance.
What do we need to stock? Household – including medications, disinfectants, masks, and pet supplies are a good start. Non-perishable food would be good, too.
Ready.gov has an impressive list of documents and forms for the asking.
Hurricane Information Sheet
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit
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Our plan is to share information from our research with you. We hope you find these ideas and tips useful.
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