2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

August 6, 2020

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.

 

Sign up to receive emergency alert notifications:

 

Town of Somers CodeRed Notification System:  

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/757C4ADE1A69          

 

NYS Emergency Alerts:

https://alert.ny.gov/

 

 

Visit the online resources below about preparedness and to obtain specific recommendations:

 

Town of Somers Emergency Preparedness:

https://www.somersny.com/resources/emergency-preparedness

 

New York State Emergency Management:

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/hurricane/

Department of Homeland Security:

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

 

NYS Department of Health

https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/hurricane/

 

NYSEG

www.nyseg.com

 

 

Now is the time!  Plan, stockpile, and prepare NOW!

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