Hurricane Season is Back!
While hurricane season for 2023 started back in June, it took until relatively recently to start seeing major news regarding upcoming storm events. Hurricane season is a period of time every year, typically from June through November, where the temperature and ocean conditions are just right to form tropical depressions, which commonly lead to tropical storms and occasionally hurricanes. The way a hurricane forms is similar in many ways to the formation of tornadoes in the North American Midwest, so their power and destructive capability should NOT be underestimated. Several years ago in 2017, Hurricane Harvey tore through the Texas and Louisiana coastline, quickly becoming one of the costliest storms in U.S. history.
At the time of this writing, the 2023 hurricane season is seeing storm systems in the form of Hurricanes Franklin and Idalia, and more could be on the way in the near future. The best way to keep yourself up to date on potential storm events is to check your local news and weather channels. Modern day technology has the capability to predict these storms days in advance, sometimes even up to a week or two. For more information, check out the National Hurricane Center. Their website displays a weather tracker for the Atlantic, and includes a library of public information to help you keep informed about storm terminology, as well as archives on past hurricane seasons. When it comes to your safety, knowledge is one of the greatest tools!