The National Weather Service is predicting an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.
If a hurricane hits and power is interrupted, with the current pandemic, residents should be prepared to shelter at home. At a minimum everyone should have on hand 3 days of food, 7 days of medications, 3 gallons of drinking water per person, led flashlights, and a battery powered AM radio.
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Department of Homeland Security:
NYS Department of Health