Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane LauraThe 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season was one for the record books.  It was the most active and the fifth costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record producing a total of 30 named storms.  14 of these storms developed into hurricanes and 7 of those were major hurricanes.  12 storms systems hit the U.S. coastline with 9 impacted the SERC Region and 5 affected Louisiana.  This is why hurricane preparedness is important. 

Hurricane 1On May 20, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their forecast for the 2021 hurricane season. The outlook for the Atlantic predicts “a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season.  However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. ” The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 although Atlantic Storm Systems can start earlier.



Hurricane 2Other SERC initiatives include the Reliability Risk Report, Winter Assessment Process, and the implementation of lessons learned from previous extreme cold weather events.

For more information, please see the Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis webpages or click here to contact us.

 



RESOURCES

SERC Reliability Corporation wants you to BE PREPARED, STAY SAFE and RETURN HOME.

Please visit these links for more information on Hurricane Preparedness:

NOAA National Hurricane Preparedness

U.S. Government Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

CDC - Hurricanes, Severe Storms and COVID-19 


Nationall Hurricane Center

National Weather Service Forecasts