Be prepared for the 2019 hurricane season.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st and continues until November 30th. The 2019 forecast, by The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is predicting 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes this season. While this is slightly below average, the risk to life and property damage is no less serious.
During any major weather event, your priority is your safety and protecting your property. The National Weather Service provides detailed planning information during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019). Begin planning now to protect your home and family, before the first storm forms.
The 2018 season brought 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes, two of which were “major.” Florence and Michael stormed through the southeast, together killing 102 people and causing about $49 billion in damage. 2017 was a bad year for hurricanes, too, with Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico, Irma affecting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, and Harvey unleashing historic flooding in Texas.
- Determine Your Risk
- Develop an Evacuation Plan
- Assemble Disaster Supplies
- Get an Insurance Checkup
- Strengthen Your Home
- Help Your Neighbors
- Complete a Written Plan
Don’t take for granted the power of a hurricane. No one can forget the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Michael in October 2018. The storm came ashore in Florida as a category 5 storm, with peak winds of 160 mph and was the fourth-strongest landfalling hurricane in the contiguous United States, in terms of wind speed. Attributed with at least 74 deaths, Michael’s force caused catastrophic damage to Mexico Beach and the surrounding area. As it traveled north, Michael continued to cause havoc throughout Georgia including damage and losses to agriculture exceeding $3 billion.
Steel Building Saves Multi-Million Dollar Car Collection
Despite Hurricane Michaels strength, one of our customer’s was relieved to have chosen a steel building for his priceless auto collection. There is a silver lining!
“Due to Hurricane Michael and the possible tornado that hit us here in Paulding County
Georgia, the main building that was built in 2010 took the brunt of the tree damage. It really took a punch! You guys make a great product & the engineers that desiged the building know their job well. Very little of the 3 million dollars of cars in the building were damaged. And the damage that did accrue was minor to the cars. All the damage was due to the falling light fixtures and glass from the bulbs. None of the building structure came down on the collection. My hats off to you and your product.”
R.B., Dallas, GA