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Storm Seasons: Myth and Reality

Dorothy thought tornado season was over!

It seems so easy to break our lives into seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.  As it gets colder, we start to put away our summer clothes, pull out the extra blankets, and hunker down for winter.   Sadly, we have also fallen into a similar routine for preparedness.  Once a “season” is over, many believe they’re in the clear.

Here are the main “Seasons” I’m referring to:

Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30

Tornado Season: March – May (or June depending on where you live)

Fire Season: June – November

However, there has been a lot of “not in season” weather over the years.  Yesterday’s tornado in Alabama being just one example.  In 2011, Texas was experiencing some of its largest wildfires in April, and did you know that a significant (Cat 3)  hurricane formed as early as May 15 (back in 1951)?

Preparedness is truly a year-round effort, because you never know what that next storm front will bring.

To see if your preparedness kit is up to snuff, pull it out and compare it against our recommended preparedness kit contents.

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