More Atlantic hurricanes predicted this season- be prepared

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins on June 1 and runs through the end of November. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced its predictions for this year’s season in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.

The 2017 hurricane season is expected to bring an unusually high number of tropical storms, as it predicts anywhere between 11 and 17 this year alone. However, it believes that between 5 and 9 of those tropical storms will actually result in hurricanes. The report also shows that 2-4 hurricanes are expected to be especially devastating, reaching anywhere from a Category 3 to a Category 5 storm.

Though many of these hurricanes take place in more southern regions of the Atlantic, they will occasionally make their way up the eastern coast of the United States and reach New York, as seen just a few years ago with Hurricane Sandy and the devastation it caused. Therefore, it is important that if you live in a region prone to flooding, it is crucial that you are prepared. It would be wise to take another look at your current insurance coverage to determine whether it is enough to cover the damage you may face if a bad storm comes through.

If a hurricane does hit the New York metropolitan area, it is important that you report the damage to your insurance company. If they fail to provide you the service you deserve, contact an experienced insurance law attorney who can assist you.

The Law Office of Craig A. Blumberg is an experienced New York City insurance law firm. If you require quality assistance after having suffered property loss, please contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation.