Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Hurricane season has arrived; here's how to be prepared

Hurricane season has arrived; here's how to be prepared

Hurricane season officially begins Saturday, but there’s no indication the extreme weather of the past few weeks has affected the hurricane forecast. In fact, NOAA said the Atlantic Ocean can expect a near-normal range of storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts four to eight hurricanes from now until the end of the official season in November. Of those, two to four could become major hurricanes with at least 111 mph winds, labeled as a Category 3 or higher.

Nine to 15 total named storms of 39 mph winds or higher are predicted. An average hurricane season...

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