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Weather Forecasts Can Escalate: Always Be Prepared

Hurricane season peaks from late August through September. You have to make your Salem home capable of protecting you from the damaging effects of severe weather systems can inflict. Regardless of where you are and what forecasts say, it is still better to be safe than sorry because a “below-normal” season like this weather report from noaanews.noaa.gov can quickly escalate to something much worse:

Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in today’s update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a five percent chance of an above-normal season. The probabilities in the initial outlook issued on May 22 were 50 percent, 40 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

“We are more confident that a below-normal season will occur because atmospheric and oceanic conditions that suppress cyclone formation have developed and will persist through the season,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. “Nonetheless, tropical storms and hurricanes can strike the U.S. during below-normal seasons, as we have already seen this year when Arthur made landfall in North Carolina as a category-2 hurricane. We urge everyone to remain prepared and be on alert throughout the season.”

It is important to note that these are just forecasts and thus not certain. Therefore, reinforcement of the components of your home is your defense to the weather. Seek the help of A&A Services, the locally trusted roofer in Salem who can give you that 100% guarantee. So when the heavy rain comes, you know that every part of your roofing system like your gutters can handle it.

Our open gutters and downspouts system will catch and direct the flow of rainwater away from your home and its foundation, especially if you live in an open area. We also have the clog-free gutter system which is designed for optimum performance of water flow that is free from debris. It comes with a hood for protection and special installation of the resin based nylon brackets that offer superior strength.

Be prepared by reinforcing your Salem roofing and gutters. Keep your home ready by calling us at A&A Services and check out our monthly specials on gutters.

(Article Excerpt from NOAA’s updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook calls for an increased chance of a below-normal season, NOAA, August 7, 2014)


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