The 2020 hurricane season begins on June 1 and runs through November 30.  Just what you wanted to hear.  Since we all now go to the store with the hope of finding what we need instead of the certainty of getting those items, we thought we would give you the opportunity to begin your preparations a bit early. First, a look at the forecast for this year’s season.

According to the NOAA 2020 Storm Forecast, the Atlantic will have:

  • 16 named storms
  • 8 Hurricanes
  • 4 major storms, Cat 3 – 5 with winds at least 111mph

Atlantic Hurricane Activity for 2020

The Colorado State University projections indicate: “We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic are somewhat above normal. We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean.”

Here’s the Hurricane Supply List

FEMA is the source for the list below of items for your hurricane preparedness kits. 

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Flashlight.
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items.
  • Multi-purpose tool, like a Swiss Army knife.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).
  • Cell phone with charger.
  • Family and emergency contact information.
  • Extra cash (ATMs might be inoperable).
  • Extra fuel for generator and car.

Be sure that you have cloth face coverings, such as masks and scarves, for everyone in your household who can wear one safely.  For more information about safely using cloth face coverings, click here Centers for Disease Control.

Cloth face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others in public. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove it without help.

Depending on your family’s requirements, you may need to include medical-care items, baby supplies, pet supplies and other things, such as extra car and house keys.

Additional supplies might include towels, plastic sheeting, duct tape, scissors and work gloves.

Dean and Draper

Sure, it seems like we just added to the long list of adjustments this Covid-19 situation has created.  We simply want to give you time to get your supplies together.  When you get your insurance papers together, if you have questions we are here for you. 

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Sources:  Colorado State University, FEMA, CDC, American Red Cross