Increasing Amount of Named Storms in 2020 Season
The 2020 hurricane season has had quite the start within the Atlantic Ocean. So far, there have been six tropical storms- Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, and Fay. Experts are saying that more storms are expected to come.
While facing this hurricane season, it is important to make sure you are prepared in every way possible- and that includes having proper flood insurance, as hurricanes and storms can often bring damage along with them. Dr. Phil Klotzbach, research scientist at Colorado State University, says that they predict anywhere from seven to 11 hurricanes, and 17 to 23 tropical storms this season.
Experts have found one set of precursor conditions occurring before active hurricane seasons as well as a set of conditions that exist before active seasons begin, which help forecast the hurricane seasons themselves. There have been reports of that water temperatures throughout most of the Tropical Atlantic and the Caribbean are warmer than usual, indicating that there may be more of a chance of storms developing in these areas. Klotzbach commented that warmer water temperatures in July have previously led to more active hurricane seasons, making this season one to watch. Studies show that this year there is a seven in 10 chance of a major hurricane making landfall as opposed to the typical 50/50 chance.
Storms can bring quite extensive damage via wind, flooding, and rainfall itself. This can cause for some serious problems, especially for property/home owners. It is vital to make sure you are prepared for whatever this hurricane season may throw your way, especially when considering the current Covid-19 pandemic.
If you need help navigating through this hurricane season, you’re not alone. Every homeowner’s policy is different. To ensure you’re prepared for the next hurricane or major storm event, it’s critical for someone to review your policy who knows what to look for, so you can understand what you do and do not have coverage for. Insurance Litigation Group is here to help you navigate through this 2020 hurricane season.
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