Tropical Storm Isaac is causing trouble for the Atlantic this week! Tuesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Isaac was spotted 500 miles east of Guadeloupe and moving westward. At the time, Isaac’s winds were just 40mph but experts believed that Isaac has the potential to become a hurricane by Thursday. Forecasters are wary of Isaac because not only will it potentially become a hurricane by Thursday but by Saturday it could continue to strengthen into a Category 2. At the very least, this means that Isaac will have wind speeds above 95mph. Wind speeds that high can cause some serious damage.
At the moment, it is hard to predict Isaac’s landfall but Florida is likely in its path.
Unfortunately, not everyone will take these warnings to heart and prepare for Isaac. In fact, many people will continue their day as if there isn’t a potentially devastating storm looming on the horizon despite the danger. To some, it may seem like there is a new “hurricane threat” every week and because it’s been years since a truly devastating, news-worthy hurricane, they assume that the storm will fizzle out into rainclouds.
This attitude towards hurricane season is dangerous! But, unfortunately, as the old saying goes “out of sight; out of mind” and without the sighting of a hurricane, it is just another case of someone crying “Wolf.” Case in point: This article in USA today.
We urge those of you in southwest Florida to take any and every warning this hurricane season seriously. Preparing for Isaac or any other storm system before it hits is the key to staying safe. Hurricane season will last until November and weather is extremely unpredictable.
Yes, we can help you prepare your home for Isaac with home hurricane protection, but staying safe this season means more than just protecting your home. You can stay informed by keeping up-to-date on weather movements, stocking supplies, and educating your family on what to do during an emergency.