The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season was an intense one, and it was grueling for those who were in the path of a storm. In August, Hurricane Harvey pummeled southeast Texas with fierce winds and endless rain; a month later Irma slammed Florida, impacting many terrains along the way; and before Irma could dissipate, Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico in ruins. And that is just a glimpse.
So, what is in store for this Atlantic Hurricane Season?
2018 Season Projections
Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a “slightly higher-than-normal” hurricane season – though not as strong as last season. The team is predicting there will be 14 named storms in 2018; of those, they predict 7 will develop into hurricanes and 3 will strengthen to a Category 3 or higher.
The forecast also states the likelihood of major hurricanes taking place along parts of the U.S. There is a 63 percent chance for activity along the U.S. coastline, a 39 percent chance for the East Coast and 38 percent for the Gulf Coast.
Timber Warriors is Prepared
In the event that the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season fulfills its “slightly higher-than-normal” forecast, Timber Warriors will be prepared. It is important that Timber Warriors Members are prepared as well. Here are some proactive steps Members can take to ready themselves for storm response:
- Follow Timber Warriors on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest news, weather alerts, storm response updates and job availability.
- Stay up-to-date. Provide Membership Department with any new documentation or information about equipment, crews, and capabilities.
- Submit storm response availability to email@example.com upon Timber Warriors’ weather alerts. If you know your availability ahead of the storm, Timber Warriors will have that information on hand as the claims come in.
- Make sure proper identification is placed on company vehicles and/or equipment. (See Members’ News Bulletin in the April Newsletter).
The names selected for 2018 Atlantic tropical storms are Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, William.
Read the full April Newsletter.