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What the Experts Say About the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 hurricane season has arrived and and scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a near normal or above normal Atlantic hurricane season this year. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to strengthen your preparedness plan.

Even if your family must evacuate, you can still protect your home in your absence . All homes in West Palm Beach, FL should have hurricane impact windows. Scheduling an impact window installation now will help protect your home from significant wind damage.

The forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher.  Of those named storms, the forecasters predict five to nine could become hurricanes, including one to four major ones. The forecaster predicted here also lists some steps you can take to prepare, in addition to installing sturdy impact windows.

Hurricanes have winds of 74 mph or higher and major hurricanes are considered to be at least Category 3.  An average hurricane season brings 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes.