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Hurricane Season Begins June 1
Posted on May 27th, 2018

Remember, hurricane season begins June 1, and forecasters are predicting a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
 
 
NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.  Read the full NOAA article using this link.
 
NOAA has a page that explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
 
We also have a link on the Other Sites and Links page of the website to a very well-researched, Emergency Preparedness Guide published by The Safety, Health, and Consumer Council.  
 
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