Preparedness for the 2021 Hurricane Season
June 1st marks the beginning of the 2021 hurricane season, which runs through November 1st. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. Tropical Storm Ana formed May 24th, making this the 7th consecutive year that a named storm occurred before the official start of the season.
No matter what the hurricane season outlook predicts, C.T. Male Associates believes that it’s important to remember that it only takes one storm to devastate a community. Now is the time to prepare for what may come. An evaluation of your existing facility and infrastructure by our professional staff can be an essential part of planning for the future. Remember, hurricanes are not just a coastal problem, so it’s important to know the risks where you live: rain, wind and flooding could happen far from the coast.
C.T. Male Associates’ mission to help our clients before, during and after disasters has never been more critical, given our shared experience during this pandemic. Even if you’re community is experiencing disaster fatigue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all must use the lessons learned from it to prepare for potential disasters on the horizon. C.T. Male Associates is always ready to handle our clients’ needs, preventive or otherwise.
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