The 2023 hurricane season officially began on June 1st and will last until the end of November, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA has forecasted a near-normal hurricane season, with a 40% chance of occurrence, meaning 5-9 hurricane-level storms could occur during this period. The US Coast Guard and NOAA recommend people in potentially affected areas to prepare an emergency kit containing water, food, a first aid kit, flashlights, and a radio.
It’s necessary to have a communication device in case of cellular service failure, and staying alert by monitoring the weather and local authorities’ announcements is essential. Those who own boats must ensure they’re capable of strapping their boats to shore in case of an approaching storm, or if their boat is in a marina, check if it is hurricane safe. Ready.gov has more information on how to prepare for a hurricane, and both NOAA and the US Coast Guard emphasize the importance of being prepared.
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