Record number of US hurricanes last year

Written by By Staff Writer Atlantic Hurricane Season is under way, and 2015 was a record year for the Atlantic basin, producing a record number of intense tropical storms. This year there are no…

Record number of US hurricanes last year

Written by By Staff Writer

Atlantic Hurricane Season is under way, and 2015 was a record year for the Atlantic basin, producing a record number of intense tropical storms.

This year there are no such hurricanes or tropical storms expected in the Atlantic basin, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA predicted three major storms making landfall along the US coast.

“After considering our ample supplies of fuel, spare parts, food, and all the other provisions needed to get us through this hurricane season, we feel as confident about the weather as we have been in years,” FEMA Administrator Brock Long said at a news conference on April 16.

North Carolina and Florida will be the most at risk for a significant hurricane, according to NOAA, but many other US states will also be threatened.

More than 40 of the 49 hurricane-prone US states are part of the National Hurricane Center’s “Exercise 100 Percent Coverage” – which makes hurricane preparedness a requirement for state residents.

Officials from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, South Carolina, Alabama, Washington, DC, Connecticut, Delaware, Montana, Hawaii, North Dakota, Wyoming, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands will monitor the storm season closely.

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