It’s difficult to escape the reality of severe weather events across the world. It doesn’t just seem as though the United States has been experiencing more severe hurricane seasons every year, it actually has. Unfortunately, the next hurricane season does look like it’s going to buck this trend in any way.
Colorado State University (CSU) recently released their annual hurricane forecast, and it doesn’t look good. According to CSU 13 separate storm systems will reach tropical strength, meaning they will become powerful enough to receive a name. Of those storms, five are expected to become full blown hurricanes, with two creating winds that will meet, or exceed, 111 miles per hour.
The 13 predicted storms are actually down from last year, when 15 storms were predicted. However, when you look at these predictions in the grander context, a 13 storm prediction is still higher than the 30 year average of 12 per year.
Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the study spoke with the Insurance Journal about the results of this most recent study. “As we always say, it only takes one storm to make it an active season,” said Phil. “People have to prepare the same as always.”
To put these storms in perspective it is worth recounting the 2017 hurricane season and its effect on the United States. In 2017, the U.S. was hit by three major hurricanes. In total, damages cost roughly $215 billion in damage. It only takes one big storm to create an unacceptable amount of devastation.
As such, everyone should take the time to make sure they are adequately prepared for the coming hurricane season. This is particularly true for people living along the coasts. A big part of that is making sure that your insurance policies are current, and offer an adequate amount of coverage.
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