The Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Begins Today

Posted at 10 a.m.

Today, Wednesday, June 1, is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center has released its outlook for the 2016 hurricane season. Predicting a near-normal season, the Climate Prediction Center highlights that “near-normal” suggests more hurricane activity than the U.S. has seen in the past few years.

Two tropical cyclones have already formed this year already — Hurricane Alex formed in the Northeastern Atlantic in mid-January and Tropical Storm Bonnie formed off the coast of South Carolina just this past Memorial Day weekend.

So while today “officially” begins the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Alex and Bonnie are small reminders that no matter the season, we have many potential disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

Take action and be prepared for hurricanes or any emergency situation.

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