2021 Hurricane Season

    In 2020, our most active hurricane season on record, 30 named storms developed, of which 13 became hurricanes and six became major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).  For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.

    Now is the time to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes and heavy rain storms can bring.  Flooding does not stop at lines on a map.  Between 20% to 25% of flood insurance claims are from properties outside high-risk flood areas.  Flood damage is excluded under standard homeowners and renters insurance.  Contact your insurance agent about protection from flooding.  New flood insurance policies take 30 days to become effective.

    Steps you can take now to help minimize flood damage include elevating and anchoring utilities (HVAC), waterproof basements, and clear debris from gutters.  Take pictures and video of valuables, and keep important documents in a watertight container.  The Flood Design Team of Floodproofing.com is an experienced group of CFMs and Engineers that provide a complimentary, in-depth analysis of your residential or commercial project in the floodplain, in order to recommend the best flood protection solutions that meet your needs.  Call (443) 559-1724 to make an appointment.

    For more information, visit our Floodplain Management page:


    Check out these documentaries:

    Last House Standing film:    https://www.thelasthousestanding.org/

    High Tide in Dorchester:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va6BwulHM-c