Coping with Severe Storms—Tips for your Delaware Valley Home

Hurricane season sign

Posted: June 22, 2018

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, although most of these storms typically occur between August and October. You probably remember these names from last year: Hurricane Harvey (Texas), Hurricane Irma (Florida) and Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico). These three storms rank among the top five most destructive hurricanes ever recorded.

For 2018, preliminary forecasts have called for a slightly above-average hurricane season, with the possibility of three major hurricanes – defined as Category 3, 4 or 5.

Of course, the Delaware Valley does not typically find itself on a direct track to experience the worst of a hurricane’s fury. Yet, their effects can still do significant damage to your property and cause prolonged power outages. And that’s not even taking into account all those common summer thunderstorms that can disrupt power at any time.

Here are some suggestions for staying safe

Other tips

If you have a generator

If you don’t have a generator, contact us to learn which backup propane generator might be best for your home. Read more about generators.

Stay safe this summer!