2018 Hurricane Season is upon us... are you ready? Hurricane Season is from June 1st to November 30th. As you can see good ol' Mother Nature didn't waste any time starting off the 2018 Hurricane Season getting a head start before the official June 1st start date. The Gulf Coast has already been reminded of how important it is to be prepared from Tropical Storm Alberto during Memorial weekend.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters predict a near or above normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. In fact their Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75% chance that the season will be near or above normal.
"With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn Americans who may find themselves in harm's way is unprecented," said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts."
NOAA's forecasters predict a 70% likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).
As you can see it looks like we are going to have a busy season, it is important to make sure you, your family and/or business are protected before a storm is named... Once there is a named storm many carriers will close their markets and will NOT write policies to protect you if you wait until then.
The Team at Natwick Insurance is here to help you make sure you are protected with the right insurance this season! You can call us at 321-735-0381 to take a look at your policies to make sure you have the right coverage at the best rate to protect you this Hurricane Season. You can also visit us online at www.NatwickInsurance.com.
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