In recent times, Florida had been on a lucky streak, as far as hurricanes go. Up until the 2016 hurricane season, the state had gone 11 years without a hurricane making landfall. However, in September 2016, Hermine, a Category-1 hurricane, made landfall. A few weeks later, Category-3 Matthew spent a day churning up the coast and doing damage but never making landfall – a reminder to us all that hurricanes are still very much a threat during hurricane season.
During an average hurricane season, one or two hurricanes make landfall on the East Coast. Out of those, about 40% hit Florida. From June to October is considered hurricane season. Looking ahead into the current 2017 season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70% chance of a hurricane season that is above normal. The experts expect 11 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes.
For you, this means it is time to check out Florida impact windows and doors. These withstand the force of the hurricane and debris, and you don’t have to worry about boarding them up. To learn more about impact windows and doors, call the experienced StormGuard team today at 561.594.1540.