July 07, 2020
How was your July 4th weekend? For us July 4th is not only one of our favorite holidays of the year, it's the point at which we start to prepare our houses for the hurricane season. Without wanting to be all doomy and gloomy, hurricanes are the real deal and here at Intervine we want to make sure you are as prepared as possible so we thought we would share some of our staff’s best bits of advice along with some Hurricane facts!
The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) runs from 1st of June to the 30th of November. Generally the peak of the season is from mid-August to late October, however strong hurricanes can occur anytime in the hurricane season.
Hurricanes are determined by a scale, the 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage due to sustained wind speed.
Hurricanes are only called “Hurricanes” in North America. A mature tropical cyclone is called a hurricane in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. What’s known as a hurricane in the Atlantic is called a typhoon near Asia and simply a cyclone everywhere else in the world.
Hurricanes are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 mph and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day.
Almost all of our team agreed on one thing, that the best place to get your Hurricane info is https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
We did some research, we asked close family and friends and compiled the below list of equipment and tips to keep you safe during the Hurricane season.
Above all don’t panic. Hurricanes usually last 12-24 hours. With the above tips, your pre planned evacuation plan and your Hurricane kit you will be prepared for any eventuality. We have only endured 8 Hurricanes higher than category 3 on US soil since 1950. Bearing in mind that a typical year has 12 named storms the numbers are in our favour. Be prepared, stay safe!!!
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