Peak Hurricane Season Expectations 2018
September is the apex month for hurricanes, though hurricane season begins in June and ends in November, with May being the least likely to produce storms that will develop into hurricanes. There are many classifications of storms that potentially develop into hurricanes with different categories of these storms. The whole process is studied by meteorologists who are trained extensively in predicting the development and potential hazards of these weather occurrences.
This 2018 season is coming upon it’s pinnacle for hurricanes and the tropical storm season is building and showing signs of life with a tropical wave coming from Africa on this upcoming Labor Day weekend. Texans are anticipating downpours, but no signs of tropical development nearby is anticipated as of yet.
With five named storms having already formed in the Atlantic Ocean (Subtropical Storm Alberto, Category 1 Hurricane Beryl, Category 2 Hurricane Chris, Tropical Storm Debby, and Subtropical Storm Ernesto) and four named storms formed in the Pacific Ocean (Tropical Depression One-E, Category 4 Hurricane Aletta, Category 4 Hurricane Bud, and Tropical Storm Carlotta), there is still three more months ahead of the current storm season.
As in any other dangerous weather condition, the most important thing that can be done is safeguarding ones life, family, and belongings. Certain measures can be taken in order to ensure the safety of your home and business, and these measures of preparedness can save your life, your possessions, and your homes structure. A key component is, of course, insurance, but more importantly is an added level defense. Defending your home from flooding with waterproofing paint, above ground level electronics, and of course a portable cofferdam from Dam-It Dams could mean the difference between having to file that insurance claim or not. The best offense is, after all, a good defense and no matter what the weather predictions may be, we’re always here to provide that peace of mind for you and your loved ones.