Hurricane Seasoning: Concrobium Mold Control
Aside from ushering in warmer weather for much of the continent and offering folks the chance to do a bit more barbecuing, June 1st also heralds the arrival of yet another Atlantic hurricane season.
Despite the fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting below-average hurricane activity for 2015 that doesn’t mean we can expect clear skies and smooth sailing until November. The fact that this year’s weather is being shaped in large part by the current “el niño” weather phenomenon is one of the big reasons the NOAA is predicting less storms this year– El Niño prevents larger storms from amassing due to an increase in wind shear (the difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance).
That doesn’t mean that there won’t be any storms this year and everyone has seen the devastating effects and havoc powerful storms can wreak. NOAA Administrator Kathryn Collins offers some sobering words for those inclined to assume that hurricane season is being called off this year:
“No matter how many pitches Mother Nature throws at us, from only a few to a whole lot, if just one of those pitches gets through the strike zone we can be in for a lot of trouble. Below average doesn’t mean no pitches get thrown our way.”
If you live along the Atlantic Seaboard you may want to take a few minutes to go through a quick checklist and prepare for any and all circumstances. You can visit our Hurricane Flooding mini-site for some good advice on how to prepare should a storm come your way and how to clean up once the storm passes.
Remember, mold can grow in as little as 48 hours after flooding so it’s always a safe bet to have some Concrobium Mold Control on hand as a bit of an anti-mold insurance policy.