Hurricane season 2021 is almost over! Beginning in late May and now wrapping up at the end of November, there is a little more breathing room as we “ride the storm out”. However, this doesn’t mean not to keep up with any potential hurricanes in your area and keeping supplies ready, as these storms still have time to come. In this article, we’ll recap parts of the 2021 hurricane season.
The 2021 season so far has consisted of 7 hurricanes, totalling 159 fatalities and nearly $70 billion in damages, making it the 4th costliest hurricane season on record. The 7 hurricanes include: Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida, Larry, Nicholas, and Sam. Notable ones include Ida which hit Louisiana. As a category 4, it has been the most destructive hurricane in the area since Katrina. Hurricane Sam was also notable for reaching top wind speeds of 155 mph, just shy of the 156 mark to be considered a category 5 hurricane.
Currently, there was a storm forming in the Atlantic currently named Wanda, however in its current state it will do little to no damage if it were to make landfall. For now, everything is quiet and we can hope for a calm end to this year’s hurricane season.
We hope you found this information helpful and we hope you had a safe hurricane season! At AJS, we understand hurricane season can be a stressful time of year, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For any lifting, reconstruction, or moving needs, give us a call to schedule a free consultation today!