June 1st marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. This year’s extended-range forecast by Colorado State University research scientist Dr. Philip Klotzbach anticipates above-average activity. His forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season predicts 18 named storms including 8 hurricanes with 4 classified as major hurricanes (Category 3-5). In addition, this forecast estimates the probability of a major hurricane landfall on the entire U.S. coastline as 69 percent, the U.S. East Coast (including the Florida peninsula) as 45 percent, and the Gulf Coast as 44 percent.

Dr. Klotzbach reminds property owners that “it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them.” Self-storage business owners in coastal areas are encouraged to act now to prepare for severe weather.

Next week, we’ll discuss the importance of emergency planning and review information to include in the plan for your self-storage operation.

Review and download Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project forecasts for the most up-to-date Atlantic hurricane season information.

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Mike Schofield
President & CEO