Hurricane’s are a constant worry to all Florida residents. This is especially true in South Florida, where we often bear the brunt of the worst of hurricane season. Fortunately, knowledge is power, and understanding the threats of each season can better help you prepare. Here are the early predictions for hurricane season 2019.
Hurricane Season 2019 Predictions
According to the earliest predictions for hurricane season 2019, it seems as if this year may be a welcome respite from the destruction of previous seasons. The initial report, conducted by the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, projected lower chances of major storms are developing in the Atlantic this year.
University researches state this reduction in storms is caused by the presence of El Nino in the Pacific. This oscillating weather phenomenon has been shown to reduce the activity of storms in the Atlantic and is the counterpoint to La Nina, which often leads to a much more energetic hurricane season in the Atlantic.
The University suggests five scenarios for the upcoming season – three of which point to reductions in tropical development this summer and fall. These three scenarios predict anywhere from as few as five to as many as 11 named storms, with only two-to-three becoming major storms. This prediction is in contrast to the average hurricane season, which produces 12 named storms that featured a record-breaking 18 named tropical storms or hurricanes.
These predictions are shared by Accuweather that also predicts two to four major storms and much-reduced activity in the Atlantic. Some of these storms are believed to likely impact the U.S. mainland – meaning preparations are essential.
Begin Preparations Now
Because of the immense damage caused by hurricanes last year, it is essential that homeowners begin preparations before the season starts. Just because a less-active Atlantic is predicted, it only takes one storm to destroy your home or business.
The best steps a homeowner can take to protect their property is by checking the integrity of the roof, ensuring debris and dangerous limbs are removed from their yards and making sure they have the right protection for the windows and doors.
Impact Windows Keep You Safe This Hurricane Season
Hurricane-resistant impact windows and doors are the best way to protect your property this hurricane season. While shutters are removable, they are unsightly, and their bolts could rust, damaging your property and undermining their strength. Impact windows, on the other hand, are robust, durable, and energy-efficient. They are designed to withstand the fiercest hurricane winds and are rated to withstand the impact of large projectiles at high speeds.
Ygrene, Florida’s leading financer of PACE – the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program – offers homeowners low-cost and long-term financing for impact doors and windows. And, since eligibility is based on the home’s equity, virtually all homeowners are approved!
Be Worry-Free for Hurricane Season 2019 with ASP Windows
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