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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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The world's oceans have consistently been breaking daily heat records since early 2023, a yearlong fever that has climate scientists, coral reef experts, and hurricane forecasters deeply concerned.

In the main region of the Atlantic Ocean where hurricanes develop, water temperatures are "absolutely stunning."

This alarming trend is not just a statistical anomaly but a clear indicator of the dangerous and potentially devastating hurricane season ahead.

In this episode I point out how hotter oceans and sea surface temperatures act like an octane boost for hurricane season, cranking up the fuel that drives the formation and intensity of hurricanes and tropical storms as they move over the ocean.

Warmer-than-normal waters in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico play starring roles in all the seasonal outlooks for the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1.

These conditions create a perfect storm scenario, making hurricanes more powerful and destructive.

The Unseen Danger Lurking Beneath the Surface

While the beauty of the ocean often captivates us, the unprecedented rise in its temperature is a hidden danger.

This thermal anomaly is akin to adding gasoline to a fire, significantly enhancing the potential for stronger and more frequent hurricanes.

The increased sea surface temperatures provide more energy for storms to form and intensify, leading to longer-lasting and more severe weather events.

Historically, ocean temperatures have a direct correlation with hurricane activity.

When the sea surface temperatures are higher, it results in an increased number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes, the most destructive types.

This year, forecasters are predicting an above-average hurricane season, with potentially devastating impacts on coastal regions and beyond.

Preparing for the Worst: Fortifying Your Buildings and Homes

Given the heightened risk, it is imperative to take proactive measures to protect your buildings and homes.

One of the most effective ways to safeguard against the impending storms is through the application of the right green coatings and waterproofing protections.

These solutions offer long-term benefits with guaranteed 20-year, renewable life cycles and are crucial in creating a weather-resistant shield for your structures.

The right green coatings provide a continuous and seamless defensive jacket for buildings and roofs, making them extremely resistant to harsh weather conditions and high winds.

These coatings are not only environmentally friendly being water-base, non-toxic, biodegradable, containing zero VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and Class A fire rated but also offer superior durability and protection against the elements.

By investing in the right green coating solutions, you can significantly reduce the potential damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms.

Steps to Secure Your Property:

• Assess Vulnerabilities:
Conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify areas that are susceptible to water and wind damage. Pay close attention to the roof, windows, doors, and foundations.

• Apply the Right Green Coatings: Use the right high-quality, long-lasting green coatings to create a waterproof barrier on your roof and exterior walls. This will help prevent water infiltration and reduce the risk of structural damage.

• Reinforce Windows and Doors: Install storm shutters or impact-resistant windows and doors to protect against flying debris and high winds.

• Maintain Drainage Systems: Ensure that gutters, downspouts, and drainage systems are clear of debris to prevent water accumulation and potential flooding.

• Secure Loose Objects: Remove or secure outdoor furniture, decorations, and other loose objects that could become projectiles during a storm.

To Sum IT Up:

As we brace for what could be one of the most dangerous hurricane seasons on record, the need for preparedness cannot be overstated.

The unprecedented ocean temperatures we are witnessing are a stark reminder of the power and unpredictability of nature.

By taking the necessary steps to fortify our buildings and homes with the right green coatings and other protective measures, we can mitigate the impact of these formidable storms.

Investing in these preventive measures is not just about protecting property; it’s about ensuring the safety and well-being of our families and communities.

As we face an uncertain future with increasingly volatile weather patterns, the time to act is now.

“The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery - French Writer, Poet, Journalist & Aviator.

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