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NEMA Provides Statistics on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Most Active on Record


A new blog post published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) highlights the active and costly 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

With 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes, 6 major hurricanes, and damage estimates approaching $45 billion, 2020 was a notable year for storms. It was the most active hurricane season—and the seventh costliest—on record. Every mile of the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coast had been under a hurricane watch or warning, or a tropical storm watch or warning, except for Wakulla County, FL, and every month of hurricane season saw a storm make landfall in the U.S. There were also five tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at the same time, for only the second time in recorded history.

Read more facts about this notable hurricane season, as well as the efforts of the NEMA Natural Disaster Team to mitigate damage and support recovery, in the NEMA Currents Blog. See ANSI's recent related coverage: As Costs Peak from Natural Disasters, A Closer Look at Disaster Preparedness Standards.

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