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Hurricane Season 2022
Wednesday May 4, 2022
Hurricane Season lasts from June 1st to November 30th each year. For the past 7 years, there has been a named system before June. We will have to wait and see if it happens this month, but many meteorologists are saying its possible. Last year, there were 21 named storms, 7 became hurricanes and 4 were major hurricanes. 2021 was the third most active year for hurricanes in history. But why have hurricanes become more prevalent in recent years? This is what the NOAA had to say about it:
“Scientists attribute the heightened hurricane activity in recent years to the warm phase of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation that began in 1995 and favors more, stronger and longer-lasting storms. The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation is thought to be driven by a combination of internal climate variability and changes over time in small airborne particles, often referred to as aerosols, over the North Atlantic…. Additionally, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Reportoffsite link, released in August 2021, projects with high confidence that the global proportion of tropical cyclones that reach very intense (category 4-5) levels, along with their peak winds and rainfall rates, are expected to increase with climate warming at the global scale.”
Based on the NOAA’s research, we can expect another active hurricane season in 2022. Use this guide to prepare yourself and your family if you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes.
The best way to avoid a hurricane is to evacuate when instructed to. Knowing the evacuation zones and routes for your area is very important. Use this Weather.gov page to find evacuation zones for your area: Evacuation Zones.
Build or buy an emergency kit that is only used when there is an emergency. Be sure to check batteries for charge periodically. ProPac supplies a variety of Emergency Kits for disaster response, check out our full supply here.
Create an Emergency Plan
Meet with your family or close friends and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in your emergency supplies kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster. For more information on emergency planning, use the Ready.gov website.
Review Insurance Policies
Be sure that your home and vehicles are insured for hurricane damage. Last year, hurricanes resulted in over $70 billion in damages in the U.S. “Hurricane Insurance” is not technically a policy but insurers offer Flood and Windstorm insurance that will cover damage caused by hurricanes. More info on hurricane insurance.
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