Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2020 Sales Tax Holiday
June 1, 2020 is the first day of #HurricaneSeason. Are you prepared? An above-normal Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast has already produced two named storms. Now, a 3rd tropical storm disturbance is forming in the Gulf and they have named it Cristobal.
Time to prepare for Hurricane Season during this week, May 29 – June 4, 2020! Purchase supplies FREE of Sales Tax that might be needed or used during the Florida Hurricane Season. Hurry, only a few days remaining to take advantage of no sales tax.
It is best to prepare early and locals can take advantage of the tax-free holiday to purchase items now instead of waiting until they are in high demand and short supply.
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The official Hurricane Season starts June 1st and ends on November 30, 2020. Don’t wait until it is too late. Have a plan for your family and pets. Be Prepared. This website has several resources: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness
Extensive List of Supplies For Emergencies
NOAA Predicting "Above-Normal" 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 60% chance of above average number of tropical storms during 2020 Hurricane Season for Southeast Florida. Named Storms will probably be between 13-19 Tropical Storms with 6-10 of those storms becoming Hurricanes and 3-6 of those will be Major Hurricanes (above Category 3).
In addition to a lack of an El Niño, which usually results in stronger wind shear that can tear fledgling storms apart, sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean Sea are warmer than normal, forecasters said.
Hurricane season traditionally begins June 1 and runs through November, but this week Tropical Storm Arthur briefly popped up, marking the sixth straight year a named storm came in May or earlier.
Last year’s active season saw 18 named storms and 6 hurricanes including 3 major hurricanes. Dorian slammed the Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, storm surges and torrential rain in a sustained two-day assault.
The Atlantic coast’s annual average is 12 named tropical storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. Arthur and Bertha, plus Crostobal have already formed by June 2nd, giving us an early start on the tropical storms for 2020 season. Let’s be prepared for this summer and fall!