Storm-prediction gurus expect 18 named storms along the coast


Colorado State University’s storm-prediction gurus recently announced that this hurricane season can bring us up to 18 different named storms. One of them was already monitored in the beginning of June, tropical storm Andrea. Andrea brought heavy rainfall to some areas in Florida. More than 1000 people fled their homes along the Cuyaguateje River.

If you want to be one the safe side, you need to get your family together and make sure you’re prepared for any of the potential upcoming storms. Like Roman Suarez, a 17-year member and manager of Allstate’s National Catastrophe Team says, “Preparing now, before the weather turns serious, is a family’s best defense.”

Do you know what route you would take in case evacuation orders are issued? Do you have your emergency kit ready? Do you have a ready-made list of your belongings in each room of your home? It can be as simple as a list on a piece of paper, photographs and videos or why not a digitalized version created via a software called Digital Locker (available at http://www.allstate.com/digital-locker.aspx).

But the main thing you need is information. When is the storm going to hit? For that, if you haven’t done so yet, you should sign up for bad weather alerts. One of them is called Allstate Alerts and you can sign up for it for free at http://www.allstatealerts.com/.

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