Hurricane Season Wrapped
Finally, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is finally over! From late May through November, many hurricanes and storms have made their course, and recovery is still continuing for now. In this article, we’ll recap some certain key moments and the season as a whole.
Not much has changed since we last gave an update on the overall damages of the 2021 season. There have been a total of 7 named hurricanes bringing 161 fatalities and an estimated $71 billion in damage, the 4th costliest hurricane season on record. This season also saw much more activity compared to others. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the 21 storms formed throughout the season is the 3rd highest on record and the 6th year in a row where the Atlantic season has seen an above average amount of storms, with 14 being the average.
NOAA attributes much of this above average season to warmer sea surface temperatures and heavy rainfall in the West African Monsoon as primary contributors to this increase. The first storm to form was Ana on May 22nd, 10 days before the season was expected to begin. The last storm was Wanda on November 5th. The 2022 season is officially stated to begin June 1st, 2022.
We hope you found this information educational and we hope you had a safe hurricane season! At AJS, we understand that hurricane season and recovering from any damages can be stressful, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!