Hurricane season is halfway over; here’s how to prepare.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The annual hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak season coming in August and September. The season is now halfway…

Hurricane season is halfway over; here’s how to prepare.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

The annual hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak season coming in August and September. The season is now halfway over, but the first named storm of the 2018-2019 season, Alberto, only made landfall June 20 in Florida.

Jose, the second named storm of the season, is now forecast to re-emerge off the East Coast of the United States as Hurricane Florence in late August. Tragically, Hurricane Michael will forever be etched in our memories as it devastated the Gulf Coast in the Southeast in October 2018.

Hurricane season can be a surprisingly long one. On average, only one major hurricane makes landfall per season in the United States, whereas the peak season sees up to 12 major hurricanes. While most tropical storms spend most of their time far from land, scientists predict two months of intense rainfall, with eight to 15 inches forecast across the southeastern United States.

It remains crucial to monitor your area closely and to have a plan in place for your family and property in the event of an emergency. Stay tuned to local media, watch out for special media events, and respond quickly and responsibly if you receive evacuation alerts.

While tracking Tropical Storm Ernesto, The Weather Channel issued this map showing when Tropical Storm Fay was scheduled to make landfall in Florida. The map gives an idea of how dangerous the threat may be as a tropical storm, as well as how long tropical systems can linger in the Atlantic.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) begins Hurricane Forecast Special on Sunday, August 5. The webcast will offer an overview of the season, including key details on how each hurricane season will play out, as well as the conditions that may contribute to the development of the season’s strongest storms.

For more information on the 2018-2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, visit HERE.

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