Hurricane’s are swirling storms that can produce upwards of at least 74 miles per hour (119 km/hr) winds tearing across land and sea. Hurricane’s form over the warm seas and begin moving towards land. Once a hurricane forms, weather forecasters are able to work to predict the storms potential paths, as well as the strength and severity of the storm. Upon hitting land, the hurricane pushes a wall of ocean water onshore, otherwise known as storm surge.
It’s not necessarily known what makes a hurricane form, but there are a couple of prevalent ingredients to a hurricane. Warm ocean waters must be present as it helps to provide the energy of the storm that further produces hurricanes. Generally speaking, the surface temperatures of the ocean water are 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) or higher. Constant winds are the second ingredient for forming a hurricane. Winds must not change in speed or direction as they move further into the sky. Winds that continually change in speed and or direction will cause the hurricane to rip apart, rather than form.
Hurricane’s start out as tropical disturbances over the ocean. These disturbances are in areas of warm water where rain clouds are forming. As winds in these rotating rain clouds begin to increase the storm moves from a tropical disturbance to a tropical storm. Winds reaching roughly 38 mph (63 km/hr) are what cause tropical storms to form, once these winds have increased to 74 mph (119 km/hr) the storm has progressed to a hurricane. Check out the National Hurricane Center (NHC), If you are interested in watching the tracking of storms as they progress from tropical disturbances to hurricanes.
Being prepared for a hurricane is just as highly important as being informed regarding the status of the hurricane. There are some preparations that can take place prior to a hurricane even forming or making landfall.
The days leading up to a hurricane tracking towards land should be spent securing and preparing areas around the house.
The damage a hurricane causes can be catastrophic. It’s important to be informed and prepared if you are in the line of a tracking hurricane. At ServiceMaster Elite, we do our best to help out in the aftermath of a hurricane making landfall. Many of our techs across all of our offices are trained and prepared to work hard and fast to help restore commercial communities back to order, through our water mitigation process.
ServiceMaster Elite is a progressive disaster restoration company specializing in water damage restoration and fire damage restoration. They are slated to be one of the largest individually-owned disaster restoration companies in the United States. ServiceMaster Elite is partnered with leading insurance companies, commercial and residential property management firms and homeowners to restore peace of mind after water or fire damage. ServiceMaster Elite operates in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and Florida with quality work, outstanding customer service, quick response to disasters and constant 24/7 service to all homeowners. If you are interested in partnering with us prior to a hurricane hitting landfall, which would put us onsite immediately at your place of business, call us at 877-561-9651, and we can discuss arrangements.
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