By nature, we tend to get a little relaxed as homeowners when the previous year or years of hurricane seasons have been slow. But if we were to take a look at the history of hurricane patterns, we will quickly recognize that slow seasons are normally followed by fast strong tropical storm seasons. It is always a good time to prepare for hurricane season, whether or not we are in season and whether or not it is a slow or an active season.
A good example of us homeowners getting too relaxed because of slow seasons, is with Hurricane Sandy that hit the east coast of the United States in October 2013. With Long Island and the barrier islands getting the worst of it. Some may blame the weather forecasters for making homeowners this way, after all there has been so many wrong predictions over the years, so some consumers don’t know what to believe, so instead of preparing when there is a hurricane warning they instead decide to try and ride it out. But unfortunately, riding out the storm in this case was the wrong decision for many people.
Even though coastal areas like Fort Lauderdale Florida get the worst of the effects of hurricanes, this is still a high demand area, whether it’s our love for the beach or the tropics, this is a prime real estate area. Some of the United States largest cities are located near the coast and these cities will continue to grow as time goes by. The more these cities grow, then the greater the devastation will be when a hurricane strikes. This is why there is increased pressure on the National Hurricane Center to come up with new strategies and techniques to formulate more accurate predictions, so that individuals can take the threat of each hurricane more seriously, as well as having more time to prepare.
Impact Windows Fort Lauderdale, has some great options for Ft. Lauderdale residents to effectively protecting their home and family from tropical storms and the damaging winds and flying debris that they bring.