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Naming Hurricanes

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Can you believe it? We're just 49 days away from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season!

Naming Hurricanes

Storms are given short, distinctive names to avoid confusion and streamline communications (NOAA). Until the second half of the 20th century, storms were referred to by the year and order in which they occurred. How confusing! The names for this season are the following:

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Martin
  • Nicole
  • Owen
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Walter

Who names the hurricanes and storms anyway? It's a common misconception that NOAA or the Farmer's Almanac names storms. Storm names are determined by the World Meteorological Organization. Storm names are on a rotation, and they are only retired if the level of damage is so great that keeping them would result in confusion. 

Hurricane Ready

We are in the business of disaster restoration. Every year we plan and prepare as if a storm will hit our area or we will need to mobilize to assist the communities impacted. And the unfortunate reality is that it's likely one of these scenarios will prove true. According to III.org, at least one hurricane or tropical storm resulting in loss of life and property damage has made landfall in the US every year since 2007. Practicing safety precautions and heeding local warnings are essential to ensuring communities stay safe in the chance of a hurricane or tropical storm.

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