"Remember; when disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed." -- Steven Cyros
“Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness.” “We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” “Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.”
For the 2018 Hurricane Season, forecasters predict a 35% chance of an above-normal season, a 40% chance of a near-normal season, and a 25% chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30.
NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70% likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.
2018 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names
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