For communities in the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean and the East Coast, the past four years have been difficult and trying to say the least. Storm after storm battered these regions, with 2019 matching early records as the fourth most active season producing two Category Five Hurricanes (Lorenzo and Dorian). With all the uncertainty the coronavirus has caused, business owners and homeowners in these coastal regions are looking to 2020’s upcoming hurricane season with perhaps greater trepidation than ever before.
What to Expect from Hurricane Season 2020?
The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project approximates the number of tropical cyclones and named storms based upon the predicted formation of the El Niño and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation. The current projections indicate that El Niño will not form, signaling an average to above-average storm season.
The exact percentages for the type of season are as follows:
- 65% chance of an average to an above-average season.
- 15% chance of a very active season.
- 35% chance of an average to a below-average season.
- 10% chance for an inactive season.
Norwall Power Systems points out that in retrospect, what was most concerning about the 2019 storm season was that the long-range forecasts predicted an average to an above-average season. The results of the 2019 season were anything but average and bore the characteristics of a very active season.
The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project’s 2020 prediction could very well be accurate and remain average or above average, rather than a repeat of 2019. Nevertheless, ensuring that your potentially affected clients are insured should be your top priority.
The Reality of Predicting Hurricane Seasons
Meteorologists and scientists would like to give communities and families enough time to prepare for storm seasons. The reality is that the weather is extremely fickle. Quite often, a weather prediction made only three days from the anticipated day turns out to be inaccurate.
Original forecasts can easily change within a matter of hours from better to worse conditions. Due to the mutable nature of weather, meteorologists advise everyone to practice preparedness.
This principle, of overall preparedness, can easily be translated to the realm of insurance. For your clients who own homes or businesses by the coast, there is always the threat of hurricanes and tropical storms. The possibility of a mild or below-average storm season is certainly not off the table, but it is unwise to merely hope and wish for such seasons.
The best strategy is to be prepared for the worst when dealing with the destructive power of natural disasters.
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