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The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale work truck sits in front of a home damaged by Hurricane Sally in Gulf Shores, AL Our storm team hit the road, ready to help once Hurricane Sally left a path of destruction in Gulf Shores, AL.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season shattered records.  The National Hurricane Center had to move on to the Greek Alphabet for storm names after the season produced thirty named storms.  Once a tropical storm has maximum sustained wind speeds of 74mph, it is then classified as a hurricane.  This happened thirteen different times in the 2020 hurricane season.  Should the wind speed increase above 111mph, it is then considered to be a major hurricane.  Six of the thirteen 2020 hurricanes met the criteria for a major hurricane.

The official 2021 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.  The past six hurricane seasons got a jumpstart on the date, so as of this year, the National Hurricane Center will begin issuing tropical weather outlooks for the Atlantic on May 15th, 2021.

Last year's hurricane season was so turbulent, that means the 2021 season shouldn't be so bad, right?

Not so fast.

Experts predict an above-average probability for a number of major hurricanes to make landfall in 2021.

While tropical weather doesn't usually reach Northern Mississippi, SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale keeps an eye on potential hurricanes and stand ready to assemble a storm team to go to the affected area and assist if it becomes necessary. 

We're always here to help.

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