The start of Hurricane season is just a few days away and the time to prepare is now. Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and runs through the end of November.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) released their hurricane forecast last week. The attached image is what they're expecting to happen this season. Due to El Nino conditions developing this summer, a less active season is likely. NHC is forecasting 8-13 named storms with only 3-6 becoming hurricanes.
This is very good news for Delmarva, however Ken Mallette with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says "it just takes one to effect Maryland." Mallette reminds us that although it's expected to be a minor hurricane season, a hurricane can still strike the region.
This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week across the country and today's topic is "Inland Flooding," reminding us that coastal regions aren't the only areas in danger from tropical systems.
If you live along a coastal region or even well inland where you may be in danger of a future tropical system, take some time to prepare and head over to the NHC website by clicking here to find out more information.
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