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What’s your risk of being hit by a hurricane?

This week is Hurricane Awareness week for NOAA.  All week the National Weather Service will be providing information about hurricanes and tropical storm risk.  In the Southeast we are particularly vulnerable to Atlantic hurricanes, and after more than ten years without a strong storm, it feels like we are overdue for one.  Today’s blog post by Dr. Rick Knabb, the head of the National Hurricane Center, is a good overview about determining what your risk from a hurricane is.  Many people who live along the coast have never experienced a hurricane and so don’t have personal experience of how devastating they can be.  Now is the time to think about it, not when one is bearing down on you.  And even though some areas have had a higher historical risk of a direct hit, every coastline in the Southeast has been hit at some time, so no one is invulnerable.