Beryl becomes the First Hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season

CNN reports that “Hurricane Beryl has strengthened quickly to become the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, though it’s due to weaken before making landfall overnight Sunday in the Caribbean. The Category 1 storm on Friday morning was about 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, the arc of Caribbean islands that extends from the US Virgin Islands to Grenada. It was moving west at 14 mph, with sustained winds of 75 mph. The National Hurricane Center described the storm as “Tiny Beryl.” “Due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl’s current intensity. Confidence in the official intensity forecast is also much lower than normal,” the hurricane center warned Friday morning. Beryl is expected to gain strength today before weakening into a tropical storm and making landfall late Sunday or early Monday on the islands, according to data from the National Hurricane Center”.

Can you imagine what Puerto Rico is feeling with a hurricane in their path again especially after last year? Beryl is predicted to pass south of Puerto Rico late Monday into Tuesday. Forecasters say it is unlikely to have much impact on the island, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year.

Pre-Inspection

The best time to think about a possible storm is now! Before it happens. Check out your roof condition now to make sure you don’t have any possible problems like loose or missing shingles, etc. 

Make sure you already have a quality roofing contractor in mind and have a pre-inspection to get your roof in top shape to reduce problems proactively.

Emergency Servicing

It’s important to let a professional roofer assess and repair any damages as soon as you suspect your roof has been compromised. With the US well on their way into hurricane season, you’ll want to have a professional roofing contractor that you can count on if a storm hits your home or business.

Hurricane Season

“The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and peaks from mid-August to late-October. The year’s first named storm, Alberto, hit in late May. It made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a subtropical storm and ushered drenching rains across states in the South and Midwest. At least five people died in incidents related to that storm,” stated CNN.

Roofing Contractors

A roof is a huge investment and protection for your entire home. To make sure you patch your roof properly, talk with a quality roofing contractor and have a pre-inspection to get your roof in top shape to reduce problems proactively.

No. 1 Home Roofing is proud to be a GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor in Florida! No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance. Contact us for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.

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