According to the Pennsylvania’s State’s Earth System Science Center and Colorado State University the upcoming hurricane season could be one of the most active on record. The projection calls for 20-24
named storms, of which 6-8 will become hurricanes including at least 3 major hurricanes.
While residents of Florida consider horrific preseason hurricane forecasts, the timing of this years’ hurricane season could not be worse as it coincides with the Covid 19 pandemic gripping the world.
In fact, some Florida municipalities are considering stay-at-home orders should a hurricane threat surface amid the Coronavirus epidemic. In this scenario, should a named storm reach Category 1 or Category 2 status residents would be encouraged to stay in their home as opposed to evacuating to another location such as a hotel, shelter or other place of safety.
These stay-at-home orders would reflect the municipalities balancing act of trying to provide health and safety between the threat of a hurricane or a person or family being infected by Coronavirus in a shelter
type of environment.
“We have recently seen an increase in inquiries as a result of the 2020 Hurricane Season approaching as is typical this time of year. What I find fascinating across all our locations, is that Homeowners have
acknowledged that they are purchasing impact windows and doors not only due to the threat of a storm but as a result of the Coronavirus and their desire to quarantine in their home with family rather than
seek alternative shelter.” Says Scott Berman President of Florida Window and Door.
Whatever the reason, the 2020 Hurricane Season is going to be the most challenging yet and we encourage all Floridians to adhere to storm warnings in the months ahead.