The 2017 Hurricane Season is Here - Prepare Now, It Only Takes OneJune 1st marks the start of the 2017 hurricane season, although the season officially started in April when Tropical Storm Arlene formed over the north Atlantic. This is the third consecutive year that a storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season. Tropical Storm Ana formed in May 2015 and Hurricane Alex formed in January 2016.
This year, weather experts are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season. They are forecasting 11 named storms, four of those could become hurricanes, and two could possibly reach major hurricane strength. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, but the peak of the season on average occurs from mid-August to mid-October.
Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. It is very important for residents to be aware of the potential dangers during hurricane season. In May, the City held a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar. Below are PDF versions of the presentations and other helpful links and information.
The City of Nassau Bay Office of Emergency Management:
- Works with local industry and surrounding agencies to mitigate natural and man-made disasters
- Encourages preparedness for the citizens of Nassau Bay and those who work in our community by providing education on how to best prepare for all types of emergencies
- Works with organizations throughout the City to plan and train for emergency situations, as well as to coordinate response and recovery efforts when an emergency occurs
- Helps the citizens of Nassau Bay and the surrounding communities recover when disaster strikes