PeriShip Takes the Headache out of Hurricane Season
For many Americans, the arrival of June 1 is a celebration of backyard barbeques and summer fun, but for residents of the southern coast, June 1 kicks off something entirely different: hurricane season. Between 2004 and 2006, Florida and the coast were hit with eight hurricanes and four tropical storms – one of which was the historic Hurricane Katrina. Fast forward 10 years to 2016 and Florida has had what feels like a much needed break. The sunshine state has broken its record and gone 3,270 days without a hurricane – almost nine years.
The decade long record has left many Floridians and residents of the gulf coast bracing for the storm that will put an end to the streak. The chances of a hurricane making landfall actually have little to do with how long it has been since the last one. James Franklin, branch chief at the National Hurricane Center, compared it to flipping a coin: “If you flip it 10 times and you get 10 tails, you might think, ‘Well I’m due to get a head on the next flip.’ But your chance of getting heads is still 50 percent.” In spite of the record, forecasters are calling for an average hurricane season this summer, predicting eight storms and three hurricanes category-three or higher.
Hurricane season can create chaos in transportation and shipping systems, unexpectedly delaying shipments and requiring packages to be located and rerouted. PeriShip does its best to take the headache out of hurricane season for our customers. We’re proactive, and use our forecasting tools and real-time weather updates to provide our customers with early and concise information to help solve small delivery problems before they become big ones. So while Florida may not be able to avoid a natural disaster like a hurricane this season, PeriShip can help our customers avoid shipping disasters every day.