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It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week!

Less than a month from now is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. Of course, the earth doesn’t follow a calendar so occasionally we have storms before the season begins. Nothing is brewing yet, but now is the time to get ready for the next hurricane season if you have not already. It’s likely to be a busy season according to all the predictions for this year; some people say we may have as many storms as 2005. Of course we don’t know where they will go or even if they will make landfall, but it only takes one to cause tremendous damage, as you all know. And if you live on the Georgia coast, don’t think you will get by without one. Check out the list of storms from the NWS office in Charleston and look at the 1890s to see how bad it could be.

Here are some links you might find interesting:

NWS: National Preparedness Week

NWS Charleston: Tropical storm history for parts of SC and GA

Forbes.com: Hurricane Season Starts June 1: 4 Lessons to Apply from the Coronavirus Pandemic