Hurricane Season: What To Know Now
With its official start date of June 1st, hurricane season 2022 for the Atlantic Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere is well underway. Earlier this year, NOAA predicted that this year’s hurricane season would be abnormally active. If you don’t remember worrying about any hurricanes this summer, you’re not having a lapse in memory. An article published by The Washington Post earlier this week stated that this is the first year since 2017 that the Atlantic Ocean hasn’t seen the development of a hurricane before August 1st. With this information, you may be wondering whether hurricane preparation efforts for your residential or commercial property are worth the time and effort. The short answer: yes. Keep reading to learn why hurricane preparation is still imperative.
There Is Still Time
It is true that 2 months of hurricane season are behind us, but there are still 3 months of hurricane season left after August. Two of those months- August and September- are peak months for hurricane activity. Even though June and July saw low levels of hurricane activity, there is still time for things to ramp up, producing dangerous conditions that could pose safety risks to your property. Therefore, property owners must continue preparing for the possibility of hurricanes through November 30th, which is when the formal conclusion of hurricane season.
Hurricane Preparedness Tips
Considering the threat of hurricane activity through the end of November, we would like to share two of our top hurricane tips with you in today’s blog. The following are preventative measures that you can take well in advance of a hurricane, which can protect your property and those occupying it in the long-run:
- Check your roof and gutters for damage when the weather is nice. You know what they say, “out of sight, out of mind.” Our roof and gutters are not things that we see up close and personal on a regular basis. Therefore, damage can sometimes go unnoticed. Clogged gutters and loose shingles can create larger problems when combined with the power of a strong storm. To protect your property from additional, unnecessary damage in the event of a storm, take a peek at your roof and gutters when it is safe to do so.
- Create a hurricane preparedness kit. You can find great peace of mind by ensuring that those occupying your property have what they need in the event of a storm emergency. Putting together a hurricane prep kit is an excellent way to store all of your necessities so that you have access to them whenever disaster strikes. Find instructions and ideas for assembling a hurricane preparation kit in Ready.gov’s “Build A Kit” guide.
There is no way of knowing for certain how a hurricane or any strong storm will impact your property. SERVPRO Team Wall is always “ready for whatever happens,” so you can trust us to have your back. We are famous for making it “Like it never even happened” because of our robust storm damage restoration service offerings and our tight-knit, experienced team of restoration professionals. Learn more about our residential and commercial storm damage restoration services on our website, alongside information concerning our water restoration process and the ways in which we care for your belongings following a storm emergency. For more information about what SERVPRO Team Wall can do for you and your property, give us a call at (412) 672-5400.