Hurricane season has begun, and with it comes potential for danger and destruction. Still, with warmer weather and open waters, it’s also a great time for summer boating. This can make an impending storm even more stressful due to the potential damage to boaters and boats.
In order to prepare, check out the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s article “NOAA Predicts Near-Normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season,” which outlines what to expect from this upcoming hurricane season. The article predicts a 40% chance of a near normal season between June 1 and November 30 with 9 to 15 named storms and 4-8 hurricanes expected with a 70% confidence. Additionally, the article covers the many advancements that will allow more accurate tracking of these storms.
This hurricane season, you want to be well informed in order to have some peace of mind. Knowing what to expect will make the stress of an impending hurricane more manageable. To help you or your customer prepare, check out BoatSafe.com’s Hurricane Preparation Checklist. The list provides a comprehensive guide of items for boat owners to consider before, during and after a hurricane.