Last week was the official start to our Hurricane Season with the NOAA predicting a 45% chance of an above-normal season. Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.
And a bit like last year when we saw Hurricane Alex in January 2016, 2017 has started with Tropical Storm Arlene back in April. And most folks weren’t even aware of that one. Let’s hope that this season is as unassuming!
But if not, let’s make sure you are prepared. Here is a great link to Ready.gov, with lots of information to peruse as you prepare, from general knowledge about hurricanes to preparing a plan for you and your neighbors. https://www.ready.gov/hurricane-toolkit.
And in the event of a storm, TriSure will be ready to assist you. Our staff will help you get your claim reported promptly and handled as quickly as possible. And while you can always call us at 919-469-2473 to get your claim in process, here is a list of numbers for our insurance partners should you prefer.