Author: Celeste Appleton
June 1 marked the official first day of Atlantic Hurricane Season. We feel this is the time to be prepared.
So far, we have had a calm tropical season, but while the season is still young, several storms are expected in the season ahead. The forecast has increased the number of storms from an earlier forecast issued in Spring. The updated outlook for this season calls for 20 named storms, 10 of which become hurricanes and 5 of which will reach Category 3 status or stronger.
El Niño or La Niña, one of the most vital indicators of how active a hurricane season will be, is one of the factors cited for the increase. Another factor is the warmer-than-average body of water that stretches west to east across the Atlantic.
Now is the time to be ready for hurricane season. We hope that you have already gone over and updated your emergency preparedness plan. Now would be a great time if you haven’t done an emergency drill. However, there are a few things to consider whether you have or not. First, prepare your building for hurricanes and ensure that your supplies are stocked well in case of a shelter-in-place situation. Next, check your generators to ensure that all functions are running as they should and that you have gas stored safely. Also, confirm you have secondary means of communication in case of an outage.
We wish you safety and wellness as you prepare and protect your residents and staff. Keep up the great work, and remember that we’re there when you need I.T.®!
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