How Are Hurricanes Named?
Are you an Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince or a Whitney? If so, you have a good chance at a Hurricane being named after you this year. Hurricane names are chosen each year by the World Meteorological Organization. How are they chosen? Usually because they are common names associated with an ethnicity found in the region that would be affected by these storms. Such as, in the Atlantic basin, names tend to have English and Hispanic names that are familiar in the region. What is interesting is that if a storm hits and causes significant death or destruction, the name will be retired from the list such as in the case of Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Katrina. SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton is a member of SERVPRO’s Storm Team which means that our staff is prepared to respond to disasters anywhere within our own area or nationwide. Our staff can be reached at (609)894-8555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to your disaster.