A December 9, 2013 article on the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal claims that 2013 was a good weather year for the Lone Star State. While Texas has took a sidestep from the latest major storm, lawmakers and city officials advocate for reforms to help citizens prepare for and deal with storms that visit their homes.
The 2013 hurricane season is over and state Rep. John Smithee and other Texas officials are breathing a sigh of relief — again.
After all, the week before the six-month season began on June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted “an active or extremely active season this year.” But, as it turned out, there were no big storms and it was one of the weakest hurricane seasons in 75 years.
Though the 2012 season was active, none of the storms that hit the Texas coast caused severe damage.
“Every year you breathe a sigh of relief if there are no devastating storms,” Smithee, R-Amarillo, said. “The problem is you can’t always dodge a bullet, and if one of these years there is a big one, we’re gonna be in serious trouble.”
Even though not a single hurricane made landfall in the US and Texas was spared from severe damage, there is no reason to slack off and let things be. Residents of the southeastern region near the Gulf of Mexico should take this as a signal to intensify their efforts to prepare for more extreme weather conditions, especially hurricanes. Incessant wind and rain strike and damage most building structures; if Texans want their homes to survive the relentless barrage of storms, they’ll constantly need to be on the lookout when it comes to their main protection — roofing.
Inaction and lack of preparation have proved to be very costly mistakes, as experienced when Hurricane Ike struck in 2008. It was the third costliest hurricane after Katrina and Sandy, and caused extensive damage over towns, cities, and counties. Right now, it’s the perfect time to let Katy, TX roofing experts inspect and evaluate roofs for repairing, maintaining, or retrofitting, while there are no storms occurring. Most assessments are free of charge, and some roofers offer to quote prices for a roof repair job.
Homeowners should hire an experienced and reliable Katy roofing company like Summit Roofing and Restoration who can give them quality and uncompromising work to keep their families and personal belongings safe from the elements.
(Article Excerpt and Image from As hurricane season passes, West Texas lawmakers share relief, want reform, Lubbock-Avalanche Journal, Published 9 December 2013)