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2020 Tropical Storm Names

The names are in! With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season starting June 1st and running until the end of November, it’s almost certain we will come across at least one named storm. A storm will be named when it reaches the tropical storm stage of development with winds blowing at a minimum of 39 mph.

While technology to help detect and track potentially disastrous weather has immensely improved, the names, not so much. Check out the list of names for this upcoming hurricane season:

Arthur Laura
Bertha Marco
Cristobal Nana
Dolly Omar
Edouard Paulette
Fay Rene
Gonzalo Sally
Hanna Teddy
Isaias Vicky
Josephine Wilfred

You can read more about the names and their previous history here. Ever wonder why storm names are recycled? “The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity,'' states the National Hurricane Center.

With the storm season fast approaching, be sure to get prepared before a disaster!  Remember, your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding related to storms, so make sure you’re protected with flood insurance too. Get a quote from a Prepared agent now.

Updated March 2020