Are You Prepared?
In Southwest Louisiana/Southeast Texas, we may be holding our collective breath as we enter into the 2021 Hurricane Season. While our communities have made impressive strides towards recovery, we are not there yet, and we bristle at the thought of what this next storm season might bring. Which is all the more reason why hurricane preparation is so imperative.
Accuweather meteorologists predict another busy hurricane season and urge residents in hurricane-prone regions such as ours to begin preparations now. That said, forecasters do not believe this year’s projections will be as devastating as last year’s. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was one for the record books, with 30 named storms – the most on record – and 12 direct strikes to the U.S, smashing the previous record of nine in 1916. For only the second time in history, forecasters in 2020 resorted to the rarely-used Greek alphabet to name tropical storms late in the season.
Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9 – 15, 2021 . . .
and we’ve got you covered with timely, informative articles on topics such as the 2021 forecast, tips and checklists to help you organize your prepping and planning, generator safety, understanding your insurance, and more. For more information on hurricane preparedness, go to www.hurricanes.gov/prepare.