Tropical Storm Zeta Preparedness Tips for Fleet Operators
October 27, 2020
With Tropical Storm Zeta expected to strengthen to a hurricane before striking the Gulf Coast, truck fleet operators are encouraged to take steps now to brace for the storm's impact.
Penske has tips and resources available to help you prepare for a hurricane and guidance on where to go in the event you need assistance after the storm.
Weather experts anticipate Zeta will make landfall on Wednesday along the Louisiana Coast, making it the fifth named-storm – following Cristobal, Laura, Marco and Delta – to strike the state, tying a record set by Florida in 2005 for the most landfalls for a state in one season.
Hurricanes, which form over the water and move inland, may cause high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, rip currents, tornadoes and flooding.
The Atlantic hurricane season usually sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms on average. When it makes landfall in the U.S, Zeta will become the season's 11th hurricane. Zeta broke the record for the earliest date for a 27th named storm of the season. The prior record was Nov. 29, 2005.
This year's Atlantic hurricane season, which ends on Monday, Nov. 30, is nearing record territory. The number of named storms is approaching the all-time record for one season set in 2005 when 28 storms were recorded.
Authorities encourage residents and business owners to take steps to prepare in the event hurricanes and tropical storms impact your area.
The Department of Homeland Security, through its Ready national public service campaign, has assembled some hurricane preparedness tips for every stage of the storm. Resources include evacuation tips, what to include in a disaster supply kit and how to create a family communication plan.
Penske offers the following advice to consumers and business customers on what to do before a storm arrives:
Contact us if you need assistance with your lease or rental units before or after the storm:
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By "Move Ahead" Staff
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