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Hurricane Preparedness


It’s that time of year here in Florida when we watch the weather rather closely. That is because it’s The Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 1 through November 30 (encompassing the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico).  Luckily for us, the 2016 Atlantic Basin hurricane season is expected to have average activity close to the median levels from 1981 to 2010.

However, even tropical storms can cause a lot of damage and that is why White Glove Moving & Storage strives to assist our friends and neighbors when it comes to the heavy lifting.  If there is a storm brewing, we can help bring all outdoor patio furniture, fixtures and accessories into our climate controlled storage and it can stay as long as short as needed with delivery service available. Want your stuff simply moved into your garage while you are away; we can do that too! Perhaps you have your parents that need some assistance moving and you are not close by; we’d be honored to lend a helping, caring hand. Even assistance with crating and packing pieces that you may want shipped to wherever you are are skills we can provide and the best part is we have no minimums unlike other movers who charge for 4 hours even it only takes them two.  Should you have just some general moving questions; we are always here and willing to navigate you through the process. In the meantime, here are some interesting facts to share:


Hurricane Forecast Expected Count 2016 Median Count for 1981 to 2010
Named Storms 12 12
Named Storm Days 50 60.1
Hurricanes 5 6.5
Hurricane Days 20 21.3
Major Hurricanes 2 2
Major Hurricane Days 4 3.9
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) 90 92
Net Cyclone Activity 95% 103%
  • The probability for major hurricane landfall on the entire coastline of the United States in 2016 is 50% (the average for the last century is 52%).
  • The probability for landfall on the East Coast including Florida is 30% (the average for the last century is 31%).
  • The probability of landfall for the Gulf Coast is 29% (the average for the last century is 30%).

How are hurricanes classified and what are hurricane categories?

A. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane’s present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the determining factor in the scale, as storm surge values are highly dependent on the slope of the continental shelf in the landfall region. Wind speeds are measured using a 1-minute average.

Saffir-Simpson Wind (mph) Hurricane Example
Category One 74 – 95 Allison (1995), Danny (1997)
Category Two 96 – 110 Bonnie (1998), George (1998), Gustav (2002)
Category Three 111 – 130 Roxane (1995), Fran (1996), Rita (2005)
Category Four 131 – 155 Opal (1995), Iniki (1992), Charley (2004), Katrina (2005)
Category Five 156 + Andrew (1992)

Q. What causes a hurricane to happen?

A tropical ocean and its atmosphere create the right conditions for a hurricane. Hurricanes draw their energy from the warm surface waters of the tropics (usually above 27°C, or about 81°F) and the latent heat of condensation. Powered by heat from the sea, they are steered by the easterly trade winds and the temperate westerlies, as well as by their own ferocious energy. Around their core, winds grow with great velocity, generating violent seas. Moving ashore, they sweep the ocean inward while spawning tornadoes and producing torrential rain and floods. When hurricanes move over cold water or over large landmasses, they can die out quickly because they lose the power of the heat and condensation.

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Fun Facts About Florida & the Treasure Coast

It is no wonder that folks love to live in Florida and why many move here, especially to the Treasure Coast.
Perhaps, it is because in Vero Beach we are considered the Start of the Tropics. We have an unusual mix of vegetation found in the coastal Carolinas, ancient oak trees and pine forests all blended with swaying palms and colorful blooms of typical Caribbean tropics. It’s great climate to raise a garden and a family!

Did you know that the Florida state tree is the Sabal Palm, the state flower is the orange blossom, teh state bird is the mockingbird and the state reptile is the alligator?




The Blue Cypress Lake is the largest lake on the Treasure Coast. It’s over 6,500 acres wide, has an average depth of 8 feet and a 21 mile shoreline surrounded by 29,000 acres of marsh, swamp and cypress forest. It gets it’s name from the blue appearance of the cypress trees as the morning sun’s rays reflect off the water.


How did the Seminoles come about? The Native Americans actually gathered together from a variety of other tribes to form the Seminoles. They were known for their intricate clothing and bead work.

Did you know that The Jungle Trail, a narrow 7.5 mile unpaved road between Old Winder Beach Road and Hwy. A1A, is part of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway System and listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The road started as a means to transport citrus to packing houses on the mainland and became popular with tourists in the 1930’s.


It is true, we live in a great part of the state and though it may be considered a bit of a hidden gem; White Glove takes great pride in making it easy for families, businesses and seniors to move here.



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