Be Prepared for 2012 Hurricanes with Florida Home Insurance

Do you have hurricane coverage as part of your Florida home insurance? You may be putting yourself at great financial risk if you do not. For over three decades, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project staff has been releasing detailed predictions for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. What do they expect the 2012 hurricane season to bring?

  • They predict that around 15 named storms will form. Named storms refer to tropical storms and the more powerful hurricanes.
  • There is a 45 percent chance of hurricane activity above normal. The average year includes between 12 and 15 named storms.
  • Between 7 and 9 hurricanes are expected to form.
  • The chance of significant influence by El Nino is 30 percent.
  • There will be 3 or 4 major hurricanes if the forecasters are correct. A major hurricane is defined as a storm that is a category 3 or higher.
  • According to their research, there is a 15 percent possibility of an increase in Atlantic thermohaline circulation, which in turn could cause an increase in hurricane activity.

It is vital you obtain the proper coverage before the hurricane season starts, which for Florida runs from June to November. Contact our agency today to add hurricane protection to your Florida home insurance arrangements.