Hurricanes. Just the thought of them can make a person tremble in fear. Whether you’ve experienced a hurricane yourself or you’ve just heard about their destructive patterns, these bad boys know how to make their name heard. The technical definition of a hurricane is a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of AT LEAST 74 mph. A major hurricane is a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
To put that into perspective, imagine sticking your head out the window of a car as you travel down the highway – that’s the speed of wind you would be up against during a low-scale hurricane. Sound scary? It is. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions to take, you may be able to reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
In light of the hurricane season upon us, which began on June 1st and goes through November 30th, Foremost wants to share some tips to ready your home and family prior to a severe storm, may it hit. It’s never too early to: