Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

Eric Connerly Data News Weekly Contributor

Hurricane season is upon us again. It is important to begin preparing to keep yourself and your family safe.

It starts on Wednesday, June 1st and lasts through Nov. 30th. Forecasters with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are expecting a busy hurricane season with above-normal activity. This will mark seven consecutive years of above-average hurricane activity. Roughly 14 to 22 named storms are expected; the average is 14.

At least six to 10 of those storms may become hurricanes; the average is seven. As far as major hurricanes, which are category 3 and above, hurricane experts are calling for three to six major hurricanes; the average is three.

So, in the name of getting prepared we have a checklist of things to consider if you need to weather a hurricane or evacuate.

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