Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. These devastating storms cause life-threatening and property-damaging flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes along U.S. coastlines as well as inland areas.
Hurricanes pose many hazards, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, damaging winds, rip currents and large waves. After a record-breaking season in 2020 with 30 named storms for the Atlantic basin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a 60% chance for an above-normal season this year. NOAA predicts that there is a 70% chance of having 13 to 20 named storms, of which six to 10 could develop into hurricanes, including three to five major hurricanes (Categories 3-5).
The time to prepare for a hurricane is before a storm threatens your area. As we head into peak hurricane season, make time to review your evacuation plan and check your emergency supplies. If you have not begun your hurricane preparedness efforts, the time to do so is NOW. You do not want to be scrambling to gather supplies when a Hurricane Watch is issued.
As part of our mission to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters and other catastrophic events, Dynamic encourages families to develop an evacuation plan, assemble an emergency supply kit, and take steps to secure their homes.