On the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE, our experts discussed need-to-know information about the upcoming peak of hurricane season.
Though hurricane season officially begins in June, it does not typically pick up until August. In fact, some of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States were August hurricanes, including Katrina, Andrew and Allen.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists covered some of the historical August storms, as well as the latest updates on new tropical development.
We also shared important information about how hurricanes can affect travel plans. People who plan to take summer cruises should be sure to monitor their cruise line's website regularly for information regarding their trip.
As a hurricane or tropical storm approaches, cruise lines may adjust the course of the trip, either replacing a destination with a different port of call or reversing the order of the itinerary to avoid coming too close to a tropical storm.
The show also featured tips for home owners who live near vulnerable coastal areas, including how to reenforce buildings from potentially damaging winds and adhere to building codes.
Finally, we broke down the Saffir-Simpson Scale to explain what the different categories of hurricanes mean for you and how they are assessed.
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