Leading weather experts are revising their forecasts and are predicting a more active than average hurricane season in 2017.
With many NC communities still struggling to recover from last October’s Hurricane Matthew, it’s already time to start preparing for the 2017 hurricane season.
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center expects the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season to be near normal.
You can be prepared for potential hurricane conditions by following these tips from Disaster One.
Don’t get caught unprepared. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November each year. Residents of the U.S. east and gulf coasts typically see 10 named storms each season, with about 6 becoming hurricanes. Two to three of those become category 3 or greater, or major hurricanes. And we’ve all seen that hurricanes can… Read more »
Yes, you can be a force of nature. In fact, we’re counting on it. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have designated March 3-9, 2013, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling on all of us to Be a Force of Nature. All of us at Disaster… Read more »
It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2, 2012) and already the tropics have given us two named storms. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs to November 30. Weather experts believe we’ll see an average number of storms this year, which would be 9 to 15 named storms. Of those, 4… Read more »
If you haven’t already started planning, it’s not too late. With Hurricane Irene setting its sights on the US east coast, now’s the time to make sure you have a hurricane preparedness plan in place – especially if you’re within a few hours of the coast (we all know hurricanes can wreak havoc well inland)…. Read more »
Since Wednesday we have been dealing with heaving rains and high winds along the coast. This has caused street flooding and down trees. Our staff has been working around the clock in all of our locations (Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh and Atlanta) to help those affect by Hurricane Ida. When dealing with water intrusions it’s important… Read more »