The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and ends on November 30, which puts Florida in peak hurricane season. Although the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently lowered their forecasted number of expected hurricanes for the 2018 season, hurricane preparedness is still pertinent. Converging weather systems over the Atlantic Ocean can cause unexpected storm cells, creating smaller windows of time to react and get to safety.
Advanced emergency preparation can be the determining factor in how you, your family and house withstand any hurricane or storm system that makes land. The NOAA has a page dedicated to hurricane preparedness and the steps you should take to make sure you’re ready when a storm hits. If you haven’t already, use our supply checklist to ensure you have everything you may need when taking shelter during a hurricane.
An often overlooked but important part of being prepared for a hurricane is staying informed on current and developing weather conditions. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) regularly updates a tracking map of all active tropical cyclones and disturbances on their website. Florida Disaster has a variety of resources available to help you prepare for and recover after a hurricane hits shore.
If you are looking to buy or sell a property in the coming months, talk to a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate professional to discuss the questions you should be asking regarding hurricane preparation, or should be prepared to answer during your property transaction.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has experienced agents throughout Florida that understand their local markets and know what information should be disclosed to address any of your concerns throughout the transaction process. Contact us today to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable realtors to help you with your next real estate transaction.