2016 Hurricane Season Most Costly, Deadly Since 2012

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Owners and leaders should prepare for the 2017 hurricane season to avoid potential business-ending damage to property and data.

eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT consultant and managed services provider, commented today on 2016 hurricane losses, and predictions for the 2017 hurricane season. The firm is urging business leaders and owners to prepare thoroughly. They point out that 2016 was the most costly and deadly Atlantic hurricane season since 2012, the year of Hurricane Sandy.

“The 2016 Hurricane season brought devastating losses to business.” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Owners and leaders should prepare for the 2017 hurricane season to avoid potential business-ending damage to property and data.”

Today’s statement was prompted by a more active than normal 2016 hurricane season. Last September’s Hurricane Matthew caused 603 deaths and damage estimated to exceed $15 billion, making it the costliest hurricane since Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in 2012. Sandy was the second most costly hurricane in U.S. history. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends November 30.

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An accuweather.com article dated April 15, 2017 informs readers that AccuWeather experts are forecasting five hurricanes for the Atlantic basin with three of those predicted to become major hurricanes. The 2016 hurricane season saw seven hurricanes, four of which were major.

“Deep, warm water and high sea surface temperatures over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean also threaten to support at least one high impact hurricane similar to Joaquin in 2015 and Matthew in 2016,” states Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer.

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