Take preparedness measures and heed local authorities. If you have been impacted by the storm you can file a claim online, through the State Farm Mobile App, call 1-800-SFCLAIM, or contact your local agent's office.
It's Hurricane Season
State Farm® and FLASH help spread the word about hurricane preparation.
Are you ready? Hurricane season began June 1. The Atlantic Ocean Basin had two tropical storms form in May, kicking off what NOAA predicted to be an above average season.
Now more than ever, it's important to prepare your home and family to be #HurricaneStrong.
According to an outlook released May 21 by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be more active than usual.
Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs to Nov. 30 because that’s when 97 percent of tropical cyclones form.
The NOAA outlook calls for 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes – one that is Category 3, 4 or 5, with winds of 111 mph or higher. The 30-year (1981-2010) average is 13 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
Typically, the season starts slowly, with only 13 percent of the tropical storms since 1851 forming in June and July, according to NOAA. By comparison, August, September and October account for 81 percent of tropical storms.
State Farm® has joined the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to help spread the word about the importance of hurricane preparation ahead of the storm.
Visit the interactive #HurricaneStrong website to learn about hurricanes and how to keep homes and families safe before, during, and after a storm. It stresses these 5 major components to being prepared:
- Know your evacuation zone.
- Build a disaster supply kit.
- Have an insurance check-up.
- Strengthen your home.
- Help your neighbor.
www.HurricaneStrong.org even has a special page for children to help them understand their role in the safety process.
You can also participate in a weekly Twitter trivia contest. You might win a Lowe's gift card to fund your preparedness efforts. Check out @FederalAlliance for details.
In the News:
- Houston Chronicle: Season's first hurricane gives Texans a taste of how COVID has shaped insurance claims (8/4/20)
- AccuWeather: Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season (6/1/20)
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