Today marks the end of the 2011 Hurricane Season. This year will go down as yet another active season in the books, but also one that didn’t see many storms affect the United States.
While several storms were close calls with the mainland, the only hurricane that made landfall was Hurricane Irene. Official landfall was just north of southeastern North Carolina at Cape Lookout on August 27th. Here in the Cape Fear area, the storm dumped up to 8″ of rain, brought winds near hurricane strength, caused widespread power outages, and saw one man die after jumping into the Cape Fear river near Castle Hayne.
The end of season tally includes 19 named storms, 7 of which became hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher). The 19 named systems is tied for the third-highest total on record with 1887, 1995, and 2010.
While hurricanes no longer threaten us, the winter chill has already impacted much of the United States – even bringing snow to some Southeastern states! There are two things you shodul do to prepare for the cold months ahead.
First, log on to CR University and read the Winter Preparedness checklist (http://www.coastalreconstruction.com/cru/). We want you to have all the facts to protect your home and business property this winter.
Second, make sure you are a Rapid Response member. This cost-free membership provides peace of mind should you have a property emergency, like damage from frozen pipes or even a rogue fire. Click HERE to find out more information and even register online – it’s really that simple!
If you made it through this hurricane season unscathed then consider yourself very lucky! We want you to be prepared at all times and can answer any preparedness questions you have – just comment to this post or send us an email at http://www.coastalreconstruction.com/connect/.