The 2015 hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th each year. While we have had busy seasons with a large number of storms (like 2005 with 28 named storms) and some with a few severe storms (like Katrina and Sandy) each year brings new sets of problems.
Next week, we will be placing the finishing touches on our May 2015 Hauswirth & Sons Newsletter where we will be discussing in detail our thoughts on the upcoming season and the status of our insurance carriers. We will also be discussing the new changes coming up with the National Flood Insurance Program.
The experts at the Colorado State University that make predictions on each new hurricane season indicate this to be a somewhat “mild” season. They feel that we should have no more than seven named storms and a potential of three which will be of hurricane strength.
Now is not the time to be complacent about your insurance coverage due to a mild summer season. Yesterday, April 22nd, I arrived home early only to find my neighbors garbage can go flying past my car about 6’ in the air from the strong windstorm we had in the afternoon. Highly unusual for this time of the year and while we may not have the right climate for a full blown hurricane, we still will be susceptible for those pesky Nor’easter storms.
Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, plan on talking to us for a full review of your coverage to help in the event of unexpected weather events.