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What Is the Difference Between A Hurricane Watch and A Hurricane Warning?


As hurricane season approaches, we thought it would be a good idea to review the difference between a hurricane warning and a hurricane watch.   Often times during the hurricane season, you might hear an announcement about a hurricane watch or warning.   Let’s take a moment and define them.


A Hurricane Watch indicates there is a threat of a hurricane, but it is not imminent.  This notice usually covers a specific area and time period.


A Hurricane Warning indicates a hurricane is expected within 24-hours with sustained winds of 74 mph or more.  (Note:  Hurricanes are classified into 5 major categories based on wind speed.)


It is important to remember; insurance companies will suspend writing coverage during either a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning.   Make sure before hurricane season starts, you have reviewed your coverage's and paid your premium.  

Rockingham Insurance services Eden, Reidsville, Stoneville, Madison, Mayodan, Greensboro, Kernersville, Burlington and surrounding area.

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