Like tornados, hurricanes and tropical storms can cause extreme wind damage. Hurricanes are often larger and more destructive, capable of producing winds of 74 mph or higher. Most hurricanes take place during hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.
An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected according to forecasters with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. Follow these tips and work with your insurance agent to make sure you and your investments are protected against damaging hurricanes.
If your area is faced with a hurricane, follow all of the wind safety tips for tornados, as well as:
Hurricanes are defined categorically by their wind strength. A Category 1 hurricane ranges from 74 to 95 mph while a Category 5 hurricane winds can be upwards of 156 mph. Hurricanes can spawn tornados even miles away from the hurricane’s center. Here’s how to protect yourself from severe winds:
The Georgia Farm Bureau team hopes you and your family stays safe during every storm. If your property has been damaged, don’t hesitate to call our Claims Department at 855-432-2567 for assistance.