June is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. From June 1 through November 30 there are 11 – 17 named storms, 5 – 9 of those forecasted to become hurricanes; with 2 – 4 possible major hurricanes.
The 2016 hurricane season was the most active since 2012, with 15 named storms, including 7 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes.
NOAA will update this outlook in August, prior to peak hurricane season.
It’s important to know that it can only take one to impact and disrupt lives. Get ready now with simple steps to leave you in the best position to handle this hurricane season. The best way to do this is to know your evacuation route in advance, communicate meeting spots both locally and regionally with your family & prepare or update your emergency or disaster kit.
Elderly people, especially those with medical issues and limited mobility, can be especially vulnerable should a natural or manmade disaster strike. Go the extra mile and assist those in your community that may need help or require extra guidance.
Download or print our helpful emergency preparedness plan below:
Tropical Storm Arlene, was a rare pre-season storm that formed over the eastern Atlantic in April. Below is the list of named storms for the 2017 hurricane season.
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