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WebSitePulse 2020 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report Intro

Whenever hurricane season is mentioned in the U.S., usually refers to the Atlantic Hurricane Season, whose storms most commonly affect the North American continent. It is an ongoing event and officially ends on November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.

The 2020 hurricane season started with a blast. It is the first one ever in which nine tropical storms formed before August and thirteen formed before September in the Atlantic basin alone. So far, the Atlantic hurricane season features a total of 14 tropical depressions, 13 tropical storms, four hurricanes, and one major hurricane. Since May 16, the 2020 hurricane season caused $13.760 billion in damage and 103 deaths (source: Wikipedia)

Unfortunately, the predictions say the worst of 2020 hurricane season likely still to come.

For the 15th consecutive year, WebSitePulse will provide free monitoring and notifications during the 2020 hurricane season to five of the most popular websites that present their users with real-time forecasts, emergency information, and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters.

The WebSitePulse Performance Reports will measure the websites' uptime and response time as the most critical metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation, crucial for the End Users' overall online experience. Measurements of web transactions will be made every 15 minutes, simultaneously from three different monitoring locations. In-depth analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references.