alexFor the first time since 1978 we have a “pre-season” storm. In that year, the first storm came about two weeks early. This year we are over 6 months away and we have a full blown hurricane! After 11 calmer than usual storm seasons, especially for the U.S. mainland, it is easy to get complacent.

The good news for Alex, unlike Juaquin which caused tremendous damage to certain parts of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas, it appears to be headed straight north and dissipate on its way to Greenland.

But it could be a precursor of a much more hectic and dangerous season. If you have impact shutters or windows, you can relax, though it is always a good idea to make sure your impact protection is complete and in good working order. If you are unsure of the “operational level” of your protection, we offer a limited number of free storm safety evaluations, first come, first serve.

If you do not have any permanent impact rated protection, you should think about your options. We can also help with that calculation.

Whether you contact us or not, please make sure you are safe, as the storm season begins when the storms start, not when we humans make a mark on the calendar!