There’s a joke among Floridians: When you see Jim Cantore in town, you probably want to get out! For those who don’t know, Cantore is a meteorologist for The Weather Channel and often seems to get saddled with the most dangerous reporting conditions. Though, based on his 32-year tenure with the station, it’s more likely that he just enjoys it.
Of course, hurricanes are no joke, and Cantore has already been here once this season to cover Tropical Storm Alberto, which hit the Florida Panhandle in late May—a few days prior to the official start of hurricane season—causing high winds, flooding, and damage.
Although 14 storms are expected this season, the World Meteorological Association always has a list of at least 21 names should they be needed.
2018 Hurricane Names—Atlantic Tropical and Subtropical Storms
|1. Alberto (May 25-31)||8. Helene||15. Oscar|
|2. Beryl (July 5-7)||9. Issac||16. Patty|
|3. Chris (July 6-12)||10. Joyce||17. Rafael|
|4. Debby||11. Kirk||18. Sarah|
|5. Erneso||12. Leslie||19. Tony|
|6. Florence||13. Michael||20. Valerie|
|7. Gordon||14. Nadine||21. William|
As you can see, after Alberto came Beryl (mostly affecting the Caribbean and Puerto Rico) and then Chris (which made its mark on the Carolinas). But with 4 months left of hurricane season (ending November 30th), Florida is by no means in the clear. Don’t worry though, it’s not too late to protect your critical data with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
Check out the infographic below to learn more about the destructive powers of hurricanes past, what’s to come in 2018, and how DRaaS can help protect your most critical data.
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