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Friday, May 10, 2013

Forecasters Predict Increased Hurricane Activity Raising Concern for Worker Saftey

On the heels of last year's Superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, some of the nation's top storm forecasters are now predicting yet another year of above average storms. The dire prediction raises concerns over the prospects on ensuring worker safety, and whether the workers' compensation system is capable of delivering benefits in an efficient and effective manner during recurrent natural disasters.


"We anticipate that the 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have enhanced
activity compared with the 1981-2010 climatology. The tropical Atlantic has anomalously warmed over the past several months, and it appears that the chances of an El NiƱo event this summer and fall are unlikely. We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. Coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them, and they need to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much or how little activity is predicted."

Read the complete report: "EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2013"


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