It’s no secret that in recent years, hurricane season has gotten more and more severe. In fact, due to climate change, we’re seeing a rise in unprecedented storms year-round. With that in mind, whether you live in Florida, the gulf coast, or anywhere along the eastern seaboard, it’s more important to prepare yourself from hurricanes and tropical storms than ever. Keep reading to learn what to expect from this year’s hurricane season, and remember that FP Property Restoration is always here to provide the cleaning and repair services your home or business needs.
Predictions for the 2021 Hurricane Season
- The number of storms will be well into double digits: According to the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project, the number of storms to expect this year will again be above-average. The team forecasts 17 named tropical storms in total, with eight hurricanes, four of which are likely to be classified as “major” hurricanes (i.e. Category 3 or higher.)
- A large part of the country is likely to be affected: Looking at current projections, it is estimated that 69% of the entire U.S. coastline is likely to be affected by the 2021 hurricane season, up from 52% in 2021. 45% of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Florida peninsula are likely to be affected, up 31% from last year, and 45% of the Gulf Coast, stretching westward from the Florida panhandle, is likely to be affected, in comparison to the 30% of that region that was affected in 2020. Meanwhile, 52% of the Caribbean is likely to be affected, up from 42% last year.
- The season may start early: The start of hurricane season is typically considered June 1, with the end likely to arrive in late November. However, another thing that may make this hurricane season more severe is that some are suggesting the start date should be moved up. According to the National Hurricane Center, or NHC, it is likely that the 2021 hurricane season will begin as early as May 15.
- Conditions will escalate quickly: The NHC is warning that in regions where hurricanes are common, conditions are likely to exacerbate quickly. If a hurricane warning is in effect, the window for the storm to touch down may be as fast as 48 hours, with sustained winds at least 74 miles per hour likely to pick up within 36 hours.
- The storms will not be named after Greek letters: Traditionally, the seasonal naming pattern for tropical storms has been based on Greek letters. But with the Greek alphabet now used up, a new set of names has been unveiled for the 2021 hurricane season. These names include: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Elsa, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.
Stay Safe This Storm Season With Our Pros at FP Property Restoration
At FP Property Restoration our award-winning storm damage restoration team is here to help keep you and your property safe throughout the entirety of the 2021 hurricane season. In addition to our standard water damage options, we offer 24/7 emergency services, including catastrophe response for storms. We can also provide temporary repairs to help get your property up and running again ASAP following a hurricane or other severe weather event. Click here to check out our reliable storm preparation tips, and remember that when you need ultimate property restoration for hurricane season and more, you can always count on FP Property Restoration.