Hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30th. The private weather forecasting company AccuWeather has released news reports predicting it could be one of the five most active hurricane seasons since records began.
Online PR News – 28-June-2010 – – Florida homeowners and business owners will want to take note on this year’s hurricane season and get prepared, suggests Marvin Lebovitz, of Gulf Atlantic Industries of America, Inc. a Florida general contractor.
Hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30th. “While most remember the 2009 hurricane season as relatively slow, weather forecasters say this year’s hurricane season could be very active,” says Marvin Lebovitz. “We are gearing up for a busy season in the way of home remodeling and orders in hurricane shutters, impact resistant windows and doors.”
That’s because the private weather forecasting company AccuWeather has released news reports predicting it could be one of the five most active hurricane seasons since records began.
Joe Bastardi, AccuWeather's chief hurricane meteorologist, expects 18 to 21 named storms (tropical storms and hurricanes). That’s an increase from the original forecast of 16 to 18 storms. Only five seasons in the past 160 years have had 18 or more storms.
Bastardi expects at least eight of the named storms to make landfall in the United States, including six hurricanes and two to three major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). The greatest threat for landfalls extends from the central Louisiana coast to Florida, which will impact the area of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Previously the 2005 hurricane season was the most notorious of all on record, with its 28 named storms, which included 15 hurricanes and seven major hurricanes. Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita combined to kill nearly 2,000 people and caused an estimated $170 billion in damage. While similar overall weather conditions may thankfully not result in the same damages, they can be used as a way to gauge the potential losses incurred during a season.
It’s also predicted that the heart of this season's storms will be later than normal, occurring between Aug. 15 and Oct. 15. There could even be a period where there is a group of two or three storms or hurricanes going on at once, and as many as five over a 15 to 20 day period.
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Gulf Atlantic Industries is a South Florida general contractor, specializing in residential remodeling, home improvement, and light commercial contracting. See us for fast, reliable repairs following disasters and for home and light commercial property improvements including: new roofs, screen pool and patio enclosures, hurricane storm shutters, impact resistant windows and doors. FEMA Approved Contractor and Disaster Relief Team Specialist. Besides hurricane protection products, see Gulf Atlantic Industries for your screen pool and patio enclosure needs.