Hurricane Preparedness Week, U.S. forecasters to predict slow hurricane season

Posted on May 22, 2014 By

As reported by AP in New Orleans Advocate: Federal forecasters are expected to predict a slower than usual hurricane season this year. In New Orleans, the city was exceptionally ready for Issac. I stocked up, bought a 5500 watt generator and hunkered down. As for evacuating before the next big one, we’ll have to see. ~Bruce Biles

Hurricane Issac 2012 aoml.noaa.gov

Hurricane Issac 2012 aoml.noaa.gov

NOAA predicts near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season

@weatherchannel has in depth coverage here.

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.

Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense. ~Read more.

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