This week (May 1-7) is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, encouraging everyone to evaluate their personal hurricane risks and take measures to keep themselves, their families and their homes protected during a hurricane.
Hurricanes have become an increasingly serious concern throughout the East Coast. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported 21 named storms during the 2021 hurricane season, the third-highest number of storms in history, costing nearly $70 billion in damages. Additionally, weather experts expect more of the same in 2022, with 16-20 named storms predicted. This includes