Active Hurricane Season is Expected for Florida; Be Prepared
Hurricane season has begun. The season runs from June 1 to November 30.
And this year, areas along the Gulf coast including Florida are twice as likely to get two hurricane landfalls within just 10 days, according to a study published in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters.
The study identified Florida and Louisiana as most likely to experience “sequential landfall,” where one hurricane moves over land faster than infrastructure damaged in a previous storm can be repaired. The researchers estimated this timescale between hurricanes to be 10 days for those states.
Being hit by two storms in quick succession gives communities and infrastructure less time to recover between disasters — a significant problem for a region with a swelling population that has struggled to recover following previous natural disasters.
In 2020, 31 tropical cyclones occurred in the North Atlantic tying 2005 as the most active since 1979. More than half of those systems approached within 155 miles of the U.S. coast, the highest number since 1979.
Preparation is key to keeping your home and commercial property safe, as well as protecting your family members. Stock up on supplies and make sure that you have SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West on speed dial because we are “faster to any size disaster.”
We are here to help no matter the circumstances. We are always storm ready, 24/7.