Friday, June 12, 2020

Hurricane Safety and Preparedness

The hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season is off to a historically fast start with already three named storms by early June.  This year will mark the sixth consecutive year that a named storm has preceded the official start of hurricane season. The 30-year average number of named storms is 13.  This year experts predict 17 named storms.

According to The Weather Channel, they have seen 5 unusual events so far this season:
  • Three named storms have already formed in the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season (none of these became a hurricane).
  • Cristobal was the earliest "C" storm (or third named storm) on record and its remnants tracked to Wisconsin.
  • Bertha made landfall one hour after it formed.
  • All three storms brought impact to the U.S.
Below are some helpful resources to assist you in creating a clear hurricane plan that can help your company minimize injuries and property damage and get back in business quickly following a storm:

FEMA Hurricane Tool Kit
FEMA – "Every Business Should Have A Plan"

Hawley & Associates wishes everyone safety this hurricane season. If you have questions about your insurance coverage or would like an insurance policy review, please contact us!

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