The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a near-normal 2016 hurricane season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th. NOAA's forecast predicts a 70 percent chance of 10 to 16 named storms, of which 4 to 8 may become hurricanes - with the possibility for 1 to 4 becoming major hurricanes. According to NOAA's lead seasonal hurricane forecaster, Gerry Bell Ph.D., this hurricane season outlook was more challenging to determine, due to the uncertainty in the climate conditions which influences storm development. The near-normal prediction for this hurricane season suggests there is a possibility to see more hurricane activity than we have seen in the last three "below - normal" year. When it comes to this forecast, it is important not to focus on the number of storms predicted, but to be prepared for the one storm which may come our way. 

Although it has been almost 11 years since a major hurricane has hit our state, it only takes one storm to make it a busy and devastating season. To ensure the safety of your home and family, visit the Tips & Tools section of our website for important and informative hurricane preparation tips. Should catastrophe strike, you can rest assured Florida Peninsula Insurance Company has you covered. Report a claim by phone at 866-549-9672, or click here to report your claim online. 

 

Keeping your family and home safe and protected is job one at Florida Peninsula Insurance Company. We are one of Florida's largest homeowners insurance companies offering multi-peril policies covering homes, condos, and renters insurance. For more information, or to get a quote, please call 877-229-2244.