Are You Ready for the 2014 Hurricane Season?
Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk
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For those living or working in the Atlantic hurricane region, June 1st rarely passes unnoticed. At Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, we understand that preparing for hurricane season is rarely easy and often stressful. We also understand that a lack of awareness and preparation can lead to disaster, and that the best way to limit the risks posed by hurricanes is to take preventative steps.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook predicts a 50% chance of a below-normal season, a 40% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of an above-normal season. According to NOAA, the 2014 hurricane season will bring:
8 – 13 Named Storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)
3 – 6 Hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher)
1 – 2 Major Hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or higher)
These numbers are near or below the 1981 to 2010 seasonal averages of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. “Though we expect El Niño to suppress the number of storms this season,” NOAA administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, reminds us that, “it’s important to remember it takes only one land falling storm to cause a disaster.”
The 2014 hurricane season will also see changes in the information provided by the National Hurricane Center, including...
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