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Beginner’s Guide to Hurricane Season

Property managers in Naples know that like spectacular sunsets and warm weather, hurricanes are part of life in the Sunshine State. If you’ve recently moved to Florida, you may have questions about what to do during this time of year. You’ve probably seen photos and videos of the destruction major hurricanes make and want to avoid dealing with that devastation.


Tropical Systems Basics
Tropical systems include tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. They spin in a counter-clockwise direction around a center of low pressure and are categorized by wind speed.



What You Need to Know About Hurricane Season
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, but tropical systems can appear as early as May or as late as December. September, though, is usually the busiest month. Despite this, fewer than half of the storms that develop each year make landfall in Florida. The ones that do are usually no worse than the summer thunderstorms that pop up every afternoon.


How to Survive Your First Hurricane Season
Hurricane season is unpredictable. There’s no way to know for sure how many storms will make landfall in any given year and how many of them will be major storms. The best thing you can do is prepare for potential storms.



You can survive your first hurricane season in Florida with a little knowledge of tropical systems and some practical preparation. For help finding a place to call home in southwest Florida, call Woodruff Property Management. Put our team of professional property managers in Naples to work for you.