Hurricane season in the US starts around May and ends in November. As we are in the middle of the season, various news agencies across the country issued a warning throughout the eastern seaboard as the first named storm hit the area a couple of weeks ago. Hurricane Arthur, which started as a tropical storm and later on intensified into a hurricane, formed off the east coast of Florida. It strengthened into a Category 2 storm. It later passed by the Massachusetts coast, carrying with it strong winds gusting up to 63 miles per hour and some heavy rains that have caused flash flooding in certain areas as weather.com reports further:
Hurricane Arthur has become the first hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Isaac struck Louisiana on Aug. 28-29, 2012. (Sandy, in October 2012, became post-tropical shortly before landfall.) It’s the first hurricane of Category 2 or greater strength to make landfall in the Lower 48 since Hurricane Ike struck Texas on Sept. 13, 2008.
Arthur made landfall earlier on the calendar than any other known hurricane in North Carolina history.
Hurricane Arthur made its first landfall over the Shackleford Banks, between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina, at 11:15 p.m. EDT Thursday. After spending some time over Pamlico Sound and brushing mainland parts of Dare and Hyde counties, the center of Arthur then crossed over the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina near Nags Head around 4:30 a.m. EDT Friday.
We all know that the combination of strong winds and rain could bring considerable amount of damage to your home. That is why it is important to make sure that your home would be able to withstand severe weather conditions. Your gutters in Salem, for instance, should be able to hold large amounts of water so that when heavy rains occur, it would be able to effectively divert rain water off your walls, decks, siding, and other parts of your home that are susceptible to water damage. Also, it should also have a clog-free system for an efficient flow.
For your gutter needs, you should contact A&A Services Home Improvement, the leading Salem gutter repair and replacement experts. Our team is experienced and well trained to provide you with a gutter that can perform well during hurricanes. Just give us a call and we’ll handle your gutter problems for you with ease.
(Article Excerpt from: Hurricane Arthur: Tropical Storm Warning in Massachusetts as Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Spread Toward Maine and Canada, www.weather.com, July 7, 2014)