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HURRICANE BASICS

You know hurricanes are powerful, but there's much more to the story. See how hurricanes form, when they are most active, exciting facts about hurricanes and how a hurricane's projected path might affect you.

2021 FORECAST

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Forecasters at NOAA anticipate another active hurricane season for the Atlantic, predicting a 60% chance of an above-normal season.1 Experts, however, do not expect the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020 Atlantic season. A near- or below-normal storm season was predicted for the Pacific.2

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2021 Hurrican outlook

AREAS AT RISK

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Hurricane risk extends beyond the storm itself. Lower-lying areas can be affected by storm surge and flooding, and rain and wind damage can extend well inland. In 2017, for example, Hurricane Irma brought 140mph gusts and storm surge ten feet above ground level to parts of Florida, and virtually all of the state felt its effects. By the time it was over, Irma had done more than $50 billion in damage.3, 4

Click the maps to view the relative risk of damage from tropical cyclones along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts.5

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PREPARE YOURSELF

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Download our checklist to prepare your home, family and business for an emergency.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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Are you a hurricane expert or storm novice? Answer a few quick questions to find out.

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TRACK CURRENT STORMS

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Visit the ICAT Active Storms page to access up-to-date information on current storms.

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EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Here are a few resources to help assist you with rebuilding your home or business after a hurricane.

Emergency Clean-Up and Restoration Providers

  • Belfor Property Restoration: (800) 856-4816
  • DKI/Disaster Kleenup International: (877) 533-0210
  • Paul Davis Restoration: (888) 473-7669
  • Servpro: (800) SERVPRO
  • ServiceMaster Restore: (800) RESPOND

Government Resources

ICAT Boulder Claims

It's easy to file a claim with ICAT Boulder Claims. Report your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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ICAT Damage Estimator

Analyze historical hurricane losses using the ICAT Damage Estimator! This tool can be used to filter through historical storms and estimate how much damage would occur if they were to hit today. When there’s an active storm in the Atlantic, the ICAT Damage Estimator can be used to display forecasts and select historical storms that have impacted a similar area.

ICAT IS THERE
WHEN YOU NEED US MOST

When a hurricane strikes, ICAT is committed to helping you to rebuild quickly and get back to your life and business.

  1. 24/7 damage reporting and quick response
  2. Well-trained teams on site after a hurricane
  3. In-person inspections within days, when access is allowed
  4. Dedicated claims examiner for your questions
  5. Leading-edge technology to speed payments
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