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2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recap

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on December 5, 2012

2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season RecapNovember 30, 2012 marked the end of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which began and ended with a flurry of activity.

There was a total of 19 total storms, 10 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane during the 2012 season, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The 19 named storms this year is the second most behind 2005 (28 storms), while it is first time there has been 19 named storms in three consecutive Atlantic hurricane seasons.

The season started with a bang when Tropical Storm Alberto and Tropical Storm Beryl developed well before the start of the season, which had not happened since the 1908 Atlantic hurricane season.

Despite the abnormal start, the 2012 season will be known for the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Sandy. Isaac struck the mouth of the Mississippi River on August 28 as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm shut down as much as 95 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production as the storm approached the Louisiana coast, according to NHC.

Meanwhile, the end of the season will have lasting impacts after Sandy struck the Northeast coast on October 29. The storm’s damage is still being estimated, but it has easily become the most destructive storm of the year when it struck the New Jersey coast.

The number of total storms this year is above the number predicted before the season began in June. Colorado State University predicted that 15 storms would develop in 2012, while the U.S. Climate Prediction Center called for nine to 15 named storms.

Take a look at the storms that developed in 2012 below as well as a graphic from the National Hurricane Center that shows the paths of each storm.

Afterwards, take steps to prepare for next year’s season today using hurricane resources provided by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). Pay particular attention to your roof, which is the first line of defense during high winds and heavy rain. Find out how you can strengthen your roof using FORTIFIED standards in the “Is Your Roof FORTIFIED?” brochure. In addition, IBHS provides guidance for re-roofing the right way, choosing a professional roofer, and information on creating a stronger commercial roof.

2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season:

Alberto May 19 – May 22 Tropical storm
Beryl May 26 – May 30 Tropical storm
Chris June 19 – June 22 Category 1 hurricane
Debby June 23 – June 27 Tropical storm
Ernesto August 1 – August 10 Category 1 hurricane
Florence August 3 – August 6 Tropical storm
Helene August 9 – August 19 Tropical storm
Gordon August 15 – August 20 Category 2 hurricane
Isaac August 21 – September 1 Category 1 hurricane
Joyce August 22 – August 24 Tropical storm
Kirk August 28 – September 2 Category 2 hurricane
Leslie August 30 – September 11 Category 1 hurricane
Michael September 3 – September 11 Category 3 hurricane
Nadine September 11 – October 4 Category 1 hurricane
Oscar October 3 – October 5 Tropical storm
Patty October 11 – October 13 Tropical storm
Rafael October 12 – October 17 Category 1 hurricane
Sandy October 22 – October 29 Category 2 hurricane
Tony October 22 – October 25 Tropical storm

Distributed by Viestly

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