Hurricane Season Starts Today June 1st — Your Guide To Being Prepared
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season starts today and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released their predictions for the upcoming season.
Here are the predictions and ways to be prepared for this upcoming hurricane season.
For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).
These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
Here is a list of all the names for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season:
Now is also the time to make your plan and be prepared. Here are some tips to help you.
Know the area you live in – Is it prone to tidal, storm, and or heavy rain flooding.
When will you evacuate?
Where will you evacuate to? – Have 2 or 3 options
What items will you evacuate? – Will you have to make numerous trips?
What will it cost? – Start saving now
Have a list of important phone number.
Secure you home and property.
Make sure your vehicle is in good condition.
Be self sufficient for 72 hours with food, water, medication, clothes.
Have a first aid kit.
Evacuate all important papers.
Video your home – Inside and out
For a detailed plan you can go to www.gohsep.la.gov and select “Get a Game Plan”, or to download the Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide you can go to www.lsp.org. Select Emergency Information, and then select the Official Guide.