Well we are into the first week of August 2019 which means that we are now entering the heart of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. We have already had three early disturbances with one being named, the first name on the list, which made landfall in the Gulf as a category 1 hurricane.
Now is the time to watch the tropical forecasts closely and re-check your family disaster kit and your Hurricane Safety Checklist. Remember, the numbers don't mean much. All it takes is one landfalling tropical storm or hurricane to make the season deadly and destructive!
For us here in southern New England, August and September our the most threatening. Research and you will notice that just about all of our major landfalling hurricanes have occurred in these months. This is no coincidence. The reason is that certain weather patterns can set up that makes SNE vulnerable to landfalling storms. Our "hurricane pattern" is a unique one that even though may be less frequent, but just as deadly and destructive!
Latest forecasts are now trending towards a more active season, but again, don't let the numbers fool you. Below is the link to the American Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist and Flood Checklist. Stay tuned, stay safe and be prepared!