Are You Hurricane Ready?
Storm season is upon us. Tax free weekend has come and come. Are you prepared and ready for this season and all the predicted storms it has in store?
It is not only important to stock up on nonperishable items, batteries, lighters, and an evacuation plan, but also what the terms mean when they are said for the situation.
Storm Surge: this is a result of of ocean water swelling from a landfall storm and quickly floods coastal and sometime inland areas.
Rain Bands: bands coming from the cyclone that results in heavy rain, high winds, and tornadoes.
Eye Wall: Surrounds the eye, contains severe weather of the storm with the highest wind speed and the most rain.
Eye: Well-defined center of the storm.
Hurricane Warning: Hurricane conditions are expected in the area. These warnings are issued 36 hours in advance of tropical storm force winds.
Tropical Storm Warning: Less than hurricane conditions will be expected in the area.
Hurricane Watch: Hurricane conditions are possible in the area. These watches are issued 48 hours in advance. Wind Speeds of 74 mph or higher may occur.
Tropical Storm Watch: Tropical storm conditions are possible in the area. Wind speeds from 39-73 mph may occur
Be sure to know your terms before the first storm of the season hits and catches you off guard.
SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach - Titusville