Thompson Stands Ready for 2012 Hurricane Season
June 1, 2012
As we enter the 2012 hurricane season, Thompson would like to remind the communities we serve, and all residents along the Gulf and Atlantic coast, of the importance of disaster preparedness. Although a major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States since Hurricane Ike in 2008, last season's Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are reminders of the extensive damage that can occur on public and private property as a result of severe weather, high winds, and heavy precipitation that accompany even minor hurricanes and tropical storms. Thompson urges all residents across the Gulf and Atlantic coasts to remain alert during the upcoming months, and encourages those in hurricane-prone areas follow preparedness and evacuation guidance from your local emergency management personnel.
Due to warm atmospheric and oceanic conditions, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this year. In order to best assist our coastal clients and ensure an expeditious response to any debris-generating incident, Thompson is currently accepting applications for debris monitors in select areas throughout Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Anyone who is interested in applying should visit the Career page of the Thompson website.