Hurricanes - When, Not If


The National Hurricane Center reports 38,118 storm (tropical depressions through Category 5 hurricanes) tracks from 1851 through 2007. That's an average of 244 storms per year. During that same period there were 2,707 Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes. That's an average of 17 per year!

More events such as Katrina and Camille aren't a matter of if, they are just a matter of when. The surprising thing about the data is how few serious storms have made landfall in recent years, not how many have. The figure shows all 38.118 storm tracks with Category 3, 4 and 5 storms plotted in red.

Crowsey Incorporated has extensive experience assessing the risk from hurricanes as well as determining the extent of hurricane damage. At the conclusion of a Daubert hearing, the 5th Circuit recently recognized Rick Crowsey as an expert in geospatial information in an upcoming trial where Hurricane Katrina's impact along the Mississippi coast is critical to helping the parties get to the truth of what happened.



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Hurricane Season Begins 6/1/2008