2018 Hurricane Season Predictions
NOAA has predicted a normal to above normal season for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season this year, which occurs from June 1 through November 30.
What is normal? This prediction indicates the Atlantic coast could see 10-16 named storms, 5-9 of which could be hurricanes. Of those, 1-4 could result in major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher. These major hurricanes could be categories 3, 4 or 5 and can create significant damage and destruction.
Doing as many preventative steps as you can before storm season has begun can help to minimize your damages and losses. Trim any trees and branches that are heavy, dead, or a threat to personal property, electric wires or a structure. Round up any loose items that could become airborne. Secure and fasten down large items that must remain but could become airborne or move in flooding.
Make hurricane shutters cutting plywood to fit all windows and doors, secure all rolling overhead garage doors from inside, make sure all drains, gutters and downspouts are clear and drain away from the property.
Use proper personal safety. If there is a regional evacuation - secure your property and evacuate. If warnings instruct you to remain off the roads, do so. Flash floods are very dangerous and very unpredictable. SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington is here to help clean up any storm damage.