2020 STORM SEASON
2020 Storm Season
The 30th of November officially marked the end of the 2020 storm season. One for the books, the 2020 storm season came in with a punch and ran through the designated list of names before the season even officially ended. The 2020 hurricane season was among the top ten most active seasons since 1966. According to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, at the end of the 2020 storm season, there had been 31 tropical depressions, of which 30 became tropical storms. Thirteen of those storms became hurricanes– six of them being major hurricanes.
The most recent documented hurricane of the season, Iota, the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet, made some news not only for its impact but the use of its name. The Greek alphabet is only used when the designated list of names is extinguished. This year’s case was the first time that Eta, Theta, and Iota have been used. The 2020 storm season used the most number of storm names in a season since 2005, making it truly record-breaking. For more on this year’s storm seasons stats, effects, and how McClenny Moseley, & Associates (MMA) can help you the policyholder post-storm, keep on reading!
The Monetary Damage
The monetary damage that comes along with storms can be little to nothing or that of astronomical proportions. As of July 27 of this year, the hurricane season was minor regarding monetary damage coming in at less than $1 billion in reported damage.
July 27 and after, however, was a different story. Starting with Hurricane Isaias, the current damage total is coming in close to $6 billion. Hurricane Laura is sitting between $10 and $12 billion in damages. One final big-ticket hurricane was Hurricane Sally, coming in at an estimated $8- $10 billion in recorded damages.
Storms Close to Home for MMA
Hurricane Hanna: Hurricane Hanna hit the Corpus Christi area in southern Texas on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The category one hurricane made landfall with sustained winds of 90 mph. By early Sunday morning on July 26, Hurricane Hanna weakened into a tropical storm. It then proceeded to move west into northern Mexico. The MMA headquarters is in Houston, Texas, and the entire team feels for all hurricane victims but has a special place in our hearts for those affected in our own state.
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Hurricane Laura: As Hurricane Laura continued to grow in strength and move towards the eastern Texas border, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding cities, this catastrophic storm wreaked havoc in its path. Many catastrophic side effects were projected as people in the storm’s path began to make their evacuation plan before the hit. Hurricane-force winds hit the San Luis Pass, Texas, to the west of Morgan City, Louisiana areas later in the evening of August 26, 2020. Widespread damaging wind gusts spread well inland into eastern Texas and western Louisiana early Thursday, August 27, 2020. As Hurricane Laura made its way towards land, the Category 4 storm luckily decreased to a Category 2 storm once it made its initial land decent. Hurricane-force winds continued into the early hours of August 27 in the main hurricane warning areas.
Quick to respond, the MMA team packed up the storm restoration vehicle and headed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to get the ball rolling while helping the locals. MMA attorney Beau Killingsworth shared his answers to the frequently asked questions our team received this year regarding restoration post-Hurricane Laura. Click here to view.
2021 Storm Season
Our hearts go out to every person, family, property owner, and business owner that was physically or financially affected by any of this year’s storms. The entire MMA team sends our love and support your way. It’s never too late to prepare for next year’s storm season. Our list of tips and preparedness insight is saved here for your notes. If you or anyone you know was affected by any storms this year, we are here to help. Contact us today to set up a time to discuss the next steps OR submit a claim from the comfort of your home below.
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