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Hurricane Season 2021 – Annual Mid-Season Update

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

Stormy background with a Hurricane Season Road Sign Hurricane Season is Here! Are you Prepared?

Just two days ago, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their annual mid-season update for Hurricane Season 2021.  Their findings indicate that an above average hurricane season is likely, as we have seen for the past couple of years.  With this information, it is extremely important for residents of Bay County, and surrounding areas in Northwest Florida, to make sure they are prepared for the possibility of tropical activity in our area over the next couple of months.  Some of the most important storm season preparedness tips include:

  • Have an emergency kit built, including water, food, medications, flashlights, batteries, children’s and/or pet supplies (if applicable), and a battery or crank operated radio to receive weather alerts.
  • Plan your evacuation route: it is important to always follow the guidance of local and state officials as it pertains to dangerous weather.  Knowing your evacuation route, planning for a place to stay in case of evacuation, and gathering the supplies needed for evacuation are all critical steps to this process.
  • Protect your property: Clearing out loose debris, cleaning out rain gutters, and installing storm shutters are a few of the many possible activities you can do ahead of a storm to help protect your property from damage. Look over your insurance policy and make sure you have the proper coverage in place, such as flood insurance, before a tropical system makes landfall.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  This is especially true when it comes to hurricane season in Florida.  With the recent mid-season update, storm prone areas have been alerted to prepare for higher-than-normal tropical activity.  As part of your preparation, consider selecting a cleanup and restoration professional, such as SERVPRO of Bay County, that you know you can call on in case of residential or commercial damages.  Serving Panama City, Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach, and surrounding communities, SERVPRO of Bay County has numerous years of storm response experience and we are always Here to Help. 

Source: https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/atlantic-hurricane-season-shows-no-signs-of-slowing

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