The 2019 Hurricane Season is Here - Prepare Now, It Only Takes One
June 1st marks the start of the 2019 hurricane season, but being prepared is an ongoing process. This is the fourth consecutive year that a storm has formed before the official start of hurricane season. Tropical Storm Ana formed in May 2015, Hurricane Alex formed in January 2016, and Harvey in August 2017.
This year, weather experts are predicting a slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season. They are forecasting 14 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.