Tropical Storm Barry is the first to threaten the U.S. in 2019. It has intensified and could possibly turn into a hurricane. It's expected to affect the Gulf Coast from now into the weekend with threats of rainfall flooding, storm-surge flooding, and high winds to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Time to break out the short sleeves, hit the golf course and maybe even start planting your garden . . . winter is over! In some of our previous blogs you may have read about this past winter and how it has been a bit harsher and prolonged than previous winters. While most can celebrate the finish of winter storms we prefer to prepare and stay cautious of the tropical storms/hurricanes that are now expected for 2018. According to Colorado State University, this hurricane season is expected be more active bringing 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. This brings a higher forecast than the 30-year average (12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes). So what does this mean for the U.S.?