With memories of Hurricane Sandy still fresh in people’s minds, everyone’s wondering what’s in store for us during the 2013 Hurricane Season.
According to Jill Hasling, President and Meteorologist with the Weather Research Center in Houston, there is a 90 percent chance that a Category 3 or stronger hurricane will form in the Atlantic Ocean during the 2013 Hurricane Season. She believes that the coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama and the western coast of Florida have a 70 percent chance of experiencing landfall of a tropical storm or hurricane this year.
Hasling predicts that the second highest risk is the coast from Georgia to North Carolina with a 60 percent chance, and that at least nine to 12 named storms will form in the Atlantic with six of them intensifying into hurricanes.
“Our advice is that homeowners take the time during National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 26 – June 1, 2013) to create family emergency plans and evaluate their home exteriors --- especially their roofs, windows, doors and garage doors --- to make sure they’re ready for this potentially deadly hurricane season,” says Hasling.
Visit National Weather Museum Handles the Storm for details on how the Weather Museum at the Weather Research Center --- which features impact-resistant Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows --- was able to withstand a hurricane!