2019 Hurricane Season

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1st. Do you know your risks? Are you prepared, properly insured, and ready financially for a disaster? Learn more about the threats from hurricanes, and how people and businesses can prepare at .

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Facts:

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher.”

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.

A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.

 

 

 

Know the Difference:

 

For more preparedness information, click on the links below:

How to Prepare for a Hurricane – FEMA.gov

Hurricanes | Ready.gov

Hurricane Preparedness | Hurricane Safety | Red Cross

Know Your Zone

 

You can also follow Emergency Services on Twitter @IWC_FIRE_RESCUE

Or visit our website  http://www.co.isle-of-wight.va.us/emergency-services/

 

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