Monday, July 2, 2012

2012 Hurricane Season Has Begun

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a near normal 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and says, “The 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores the necessity to prepare every year.”

For 2012,  NOAA predicts 9-15 named storms.  The average season for the past 20 years produced 12 named storms with 6 hurricanes, including 3 that were designated as “major.”  In 1992, Andrew, the first named Tropical Storm of that year, hit South Florida in August with devastating effects.

This year the season began early when both Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl developed several days before the June 1st official start of the hurricane season.  This was the first time this had happened since 1908.

With the recent hit by Tropical Storm Debby and the major damage caused by rain and wind, homeowners are reminded to have their homes checked by a certified inspector such as Butler Builders, Inc.  Butler Builders is also a State of Florida licensed Certified General Contractor and can advise homeowners on bringing any deficiencies they might have for severe weather readiness up to code, making their homes safer.

Florida is now entering the heart of the hurricane season. Call today!