The 2023 Hurricane Season, What are the predictions and what can homeowners do to prepare?

By: Advocate Brokerage

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June 1st marked the official start of the 2023 Hurricane Season. Hurricane season runs from June through the end of November 30th and since we are all about Educating Each Client We Serve, we thought we would give you a rundown of what is being forecasted and what you can do to prepare your home for the long season ahead!


2023 Predictions According To NOAA (The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

During 2023 we can expect 12 to 17 named storms. With 5 to 9 reaching hurricane-level status and 1 to 4 becoming classified as major storms. This is considered a relatively tame season with less storm activity than normal.


A major storm is a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane with winds that reach 111 miles per hour.


Where Will They Land?

According to the predictions we are looking at a 28% chance of storms hitting the Gulf Coast and a 22% chance of storms hitting the Atlantic Coast.


What Names Will We Be Looking At This Year?

Tropical storms are named, alternating between male and female names. The names are rotated and reused every six years, however once a named storm creates a significant amount of damage, that name is retired. For 2023 we have already seen Arlene and Bret is currently forming in the Atlantic.


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When tropical storms turn into hurricanes and they manage to make landfall the amount of damage they cause can total in the billions. We want to help you do all you can to Be Prepared!


What does preparation look like?

First, we urge you to heed all warnings and if you are advised to evacuate, we encourage you to do so! There is a new storm surge model being utilized by NOAA which will allow for forecasts to get to people sooner.

Second, we encourage you to have the necessary conversations about your insurance coverage now, before a storm is on the horizon. Flood insurance isn’t just for those who own a home in a flood zone, it is worth consideration for anyone. You can find more information about flood insurance here.

Third, consider installing a generator so that in the event of a power outage, you can keep your sump pump running, your cars charged and the food in your fridge fresh.

Lastly, we encourage you to put together a Just In Case kit. Take a look at our comprehensive list of items to have on hand Just in Case a major storm comes your way. You can find the list here.

Finally, remember we are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to speak with you!

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