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Hurricane Season Begins June 1, Time to Prepare

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual forecast says there is a 70 percent likelihood that eight to 13 tropical storms will form...
June 2, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) annual forecast says there is a 70 percent likelihood that eight to 13 tropical storms will form. Three to six of them will become hurricanes; one to two could become Category 3 or stronger storm. With the Atlantic hurricane season set to begin June 1, the NOAA forecast suggests activity will be at or below normal levels this year due to the formation of El Niño in the summer or early fall, causing lower than average Atlantic temperatures.

Officials say now is the time for people to prepare; Ready.gov offers a series of resources, from primers on building your own disaster plan to what is needed in a disaster kit.

You can access these resources here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php.

Hurricane Season Checklist (National Underwriter 5/23/14)

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