Welcome to Hurricane Season 2021

Welcome to Hurricane Season 2021

The experts agree – this year we can expect an above-average hurricane season. And the environmental testing experts at AirMD agree, with above-average hurricane activity you can expect above-average mold growth. So, when you are putting together your Hurricane Preparedness Plan, make sure you have plenty of water, batteries, flashlights and the knowledge of who to call if you need a mold inspection.

When the six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began on Tuesday, June 1, the first storm of the season – Tropical Storm Ana – had already come and gone.

What to Expect for Hurricane Season 2021:

  • Forecasters from the renowned Colorado State University’s Tropical Weather & Climate Research Center predict a total of 17 named storms – eight of which they expect to become hurricanes. An average season
  • The scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting as many as 20 named storms could develop. They are forecasting that 10 of them will become hurricanes, including three to five major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher, with wind speeds topping 110 miles per hour).

While they may not all agree on the exact number of storms you can expect this year, the experts are all in agreement that we are in for a very active storm season. As Matthew Rosencrans, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, told USA Today, “Predicted warmer-than-average sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds and an enhanced West African monsoon will likely be factors in this year’s overall activity.”

And those factors will not only fuel the development of tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, but they will also fuel the strength of those storms.

The health and safety of you and your family – including the furry, four-legged members of the family – should be your primary concern when it comes to making your hurricane plan and, in the event that your community is hit by one of the many storms predicted to form, when it comes to recovering in the wake of a hurricane.

If you find you will need to file an insurance claim, you may need to schedule a mold inspection. The environmental testing experts at AirMD have lots of experience dealing with the insurance companies. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact us.

By AirMD | Posted in General