Be 'Ready for Whatever Happens'
Hurricane Stats and Safety Tips:
The peak time of year for Storms, June -November.
Force, from 74-155+ miles per hour.
Best resources for safety information, ready.gov/hurricanes.
Cost of damage, for example, Hurricane Sandy caused nearly $62 billion in damage in the United States. Sandy is the nation's most expensive storm since hurricane Katrina, which caused $128 billion in damage (statistics provided by NOAA.
Flood Stats and Safety Resources:
The peak time of year, year-round threat in the US, most likely in the spring and fall for our region.
Cost of damage, according to floodsmart.gov, total flood insurance claims averaged $4 billion per year from 2003- 2012.
One of the best resources for safety information, floodsmart.gov has extremely helpful preparedness tips.
Wildfire Stats and Safety Resources:
The peak time of year, a year-round threat for Florida.
Acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were more than 63,000 wildfires that burned over 3.5 million acres in the United States in 2014. The cost of damage, more than $1.5 billion in 2014.
One of the best resources for safety information, check out Firewise USA.
Tornado Stats and Safety Resources:
The peak time of year, March- June, though tornadoes have been recorded every month of the year, in years past. Tornadoes can also occur in any state.
The best resource for safety information, www.ready.gov/tornadoes.