News of the Day: Forecasts Point To A Busy Hurricane Season

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Waters of the Rio Grande flooded parts of the city of Roma after Hurricane Alex. More than three feet of water flooded this house.
Roma, TX, July 24, 2010 -- Waters of the Rio Grande flooded parts of the city of Roma after Hurricane Alex. More than three feet of water flooded this house.

With hurricane season less than two months away (the season runs from June 1 – November 30), forecasters are already predicting an active season for Atlantic storms. Yesterday, researchers at Colorado State released their annual forecast, calling for 16 named storms and five major hurricanes*.  This is one of several forecasts that will come out in the next few months, but it further underscores the need for all of to get ready now for hurricanes and other hazards.

At FEMA we're doing our part to prepare for this season, but as we always say, the public plays a critical role as well.  If you live in an area at risk for hurricanes, the time to get prepared is before the storm season begins.  Ready.gov, our preparedness website, outlines three simple steps to getting prepared for hurricanes, or any disaster:

* A hurricane is considered a major storm if it has sustained winds of greater than 110 miles per hour (Category 3 and above).

 
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06/17/2012 - 12:37
Posted on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 12:06
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nelliebly:

Thanks for the reminder. It's hard to believe ...

Thanks for the reminder. It's hard to believe hurricane season is just around the corner. I hope people don't become complacent just because last year was quiet.

Yes it appears that extreme weather has been the t...

Yes it appears that extreme weather has been the trend so far this year.

I hope the hurricane season is not as busy as they...

I hope the hurricane season is not as busy as they are predicting. I don't know if our economy can handle another Katrina to hit the U.S.
Anonymous:

be prepared be ready

be prepared be ready

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