It's Officially Hurricane Season, Is Your Family Prepared?

It's June 1st, and that means the Atlantic hurricane season starts today.  

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that this year could be an above-normal year for storms with statistical predictions of a: 

  • 45 percent chance for an above-normal hurricane season
  • 35 percent chance for a near-normal season
  • 20 percent chance for a below-normal season

Forecasters say there's a 70 percent chance that there could be anywhere from 11 to 17 named storms, including two to four major hurricanes.  

An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. 

In order to stay prepared throughout the season, Accuweather suggests creating a "hurricane essentials kit" that provides emergency preparedness guidance. An essentials kit includes: 

  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Local maps

To streamline preparedness, the service also suggests backing up electronic devices and important information, checking up on insurance coverage for your home and assets, and buying supplies ahead of a possible storm, such as water, food, blankets and necessary clothing. 

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts until November 30th.

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