The hurricane season in the United States runs from June 1st through November 30th. According to the US Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season could bring up to 19 storms increasing the chances of major hurricanes hitting the US.
These dates historically describe the period of each year when the majority of tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. But keep in mind that the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. For this we must be prepared.
How many hurricanes will there be in 2021?
In this 2022 Meteorologists expect 19 hurricanes and at least four mayor hurricanes.
What will the 2021 hurricane season be like?
Meteorologists expect this season to have more activity than normal, 19 storms are expected. Meteorologist predict four major hurricanes, which will reach the Atlantic coasts with winds of a minimum of 111 miles per hour (178 km/h), and also above the average of three major cyclones.
The report foresees a total of 90 days of storms as well as 35 days of hurricanes.
When is the hurricane season in the United States?
In the United States, the season will officially start on June 1 and end on November 30, 2021.
What is the hurricane season in Cancun?
If you are planning a trip, remember that the hurricane season will officially start on June 1 and end on November 30, 2021, with a greater probability of storms from August to October.
Hurricane Season 2021 in Puerto Rico
The season will officially start on June 1 and end on November 30, 2021. 19 storms are forecast for this 2022 season.
Electrical Recommendations during a Hurricane
These are the recommendations of the Electric company that we must follow during a Hurricane
Charge all your cell phones
Unplug all electronic equipment and place it as high as possible
Check with your electric company if they recommend lowering the contacts to avoid damage to the rest of your equipment.
Obey evacuation notices in high-risk areas
If you are not in a high-risk area, stay indoors and away from windows and glass doors.
Never run a portable generator indoors, carbon monoxide could kill your family
Never connect an electrical generator to the electrical system unless it is installed by a professional, this type of connection requires a special switch and a load study to avoid overheating the generator and prevent a short circuit that can worsen your situation.
Never connect electrical appliances to a socket that has been in contact with water
Make sure your equipment is checked by a professional if it has been exposed to water.
Stay at least 35 feet away from power lines that may have fallen
Use GFCI outlets in areas where water may come into contact with the outlet. (These devices cut the current to avoid shorts)
What wind speed does a hurricane have?
Depending on their intensity, Hurricanes can produce winds from 74 mph to 157 mph or more.
Hurricane Categories depending on Sustained Wind:
Category 1 Sustained Winds: 74-95 mph 64-82 knots 119-153 km/h
Category 2 Sustained Winds: 96-110 mph 83-95 knots 154-177 km/h
Category 3 Sustained Winds: 111-129 mph 96-112 knots 178-208 km/h
Category 4 Sustained Winds: 130-156 mph 113-136 knots 209-251 km/h
Category 5 Sustained Winds: 157 mph or more 137 knots or more 252 km/h or more
What damage can a Category 1 Hurricane cause?
A Category 1 Hurricane has very dangerous winds that will cause some damage. Well-structured homes could experience damage to the roof, shingles, vinyl siding, and gutters. Large branches will fall off, and some shallow-rooted trees will snap or be uprooted. Extensive damage to power lines and poles is likely, resulting in power outages that can last for days.
What damage can a Category 2 Hurricane cause?
A Category 2 Hurricane has extremely dangerous winds that will cause extensive damage. Homes in good condition could suffer extensive roof and roof damage. Many shallow-rooted trees will snap or be uprooted and block numerous streets. Electricity can go out almost completely with blackouts that can last several days or weeks.
What damage can a Category 3 Hurricane cause?
A Category 3 Hurricane causes devastating damage. Well-structured houses could suffer considerable damage or partial loss of the roof. Many trees will snap or be uprooted by wind forces of up to 129 mph. Power and water will be out for several days or weeks after the storm passes. You must stay at least 35 feet away from electrical poles that may have been damaged.
What damage can a Category 4 Hurricane cause?
A Category 4 Hurricane is an intense storm that causes catastrophic damage. Sustained winds of up to 156 miles per hour will damage homes in good condition, with much of the roof structure expected to be lost and even some exterior walls damaged. Most trees will be uprooted, and power poles will fall. Downed trees and power poles will isolate many communities. Blackouts will last anywhere from a few weeks to possibly months. Most of the affected area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
What damage can a Category 5 Hurricane cause?
A Category 5 Hurricane is an intense storm that causes catastrophic damage. Sustained winds of up to 252 miles per hour could leave homes destroyed, with complete roof failure and even walls collapsing. Downed trees and power poles will isolate many communities. Restoring the power grid could take weeks or months. The most affected areas will be uninhabitable for weeks to months.
2022 Hurricane Names
The following names have been selected:
Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie and Walter
The lists of hurricane names for each season are chosen by the World Meteorological Organization. If all 21 names are assigned before the season ends and additional names are needed, a supplemental list of names will be assigned and used each year.
Hurricane Emergency Kit
Follow these recommendations to improve your safety and comfort after an emergency. This plan is for you to keep non-perishable food, water, cash, medicine, and other supplies to last at least 72 hours. Once you build and maintain your disaster supply kit, you'll have a way to meet the basic needs of you and your family.
Basic Supplies Checklist
Cash: Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods
Water: at least one gallon per person per day for three to seven days for drinking and sanitation
Food: enough for three to seven days, including non-perishable packaged or canned foods and juices, foods for infants and the elderly, snacks, manual can opener, vitamins
Food supplies: paper plates, paper cups, paper towels, and plastic utensils
Radio: battery powered radio and NOAA weather radio with extra batteries
Sleeping bag, blankets and pillows, etc.
Clothing: seasonal, rain/snow clothing and sturdy shoes
First aid kit: plus medications and prescription medications (a week's supply or more with a list of all medications, dosages, and allergies)
Toiletries: hygiene items, wet wipes and disinfectant
Flashlight and good quality batteries, waterproof lamps and preferably LED since they last longer and consume less energy.
Car and house keys
Toys, books and games to keep the family from stress
General purpose fire extinguisher
Whistle for help
Dust mask to help filter polluted air
Wrench or pliers to shut off gas or services
Basic Tool Kit
Maps with your location, address of hospitals and shelters. Remember that if you go to the internet you will not have access to this information.
Cell phone with chargers and backup battery
paper and pencils
Household bleach (Clorox/Cloralex) and dropper to disinfect water.
Other personal items as appropriate
Glasses, contact lenses and contact lens solution
Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and diaper cream
Copies of medical insurance and/or Medicare identification cards or Medical Expense Insurance. (Keep these items in a waterproof bag or briefcase)
Contact information for doctors, family or friends to be notified if you are injured. (Keep these items in a waterproof bag or briefcase)
Let trusted family members or acquaintances know that you plan to stay home during the storm so they can alert authorities if you fail to contact them after the storm.
Buy food for your pets and protect them during the storm
Buy disposable bags to dispose of food and other waste. Maintain hygiene to avoid infection.
Have buckets on hand in case your safe spot leaks.
Remember to stay away from windows and other glass doors during the storm
If your area floods seek shelter in another property as the attic is dangerous during a hurricane and the basement could flood.
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