Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 27-June 2 is Hurricane Preparedness Week.

According to the National Hurricane Center, every year an average of 11 tropical storms develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Many of these remain over the ocean and never impact the U.S. coastline. Six of these storms become hurricanes each year. In an average 3-year period, roughly five hurricanes strike the U.S. coastline, killing approximately 50 to 100 people anywhere from Texas to Maine. Of these, two are typically "major" or "intense" hurricanes (a category 3 or higher storm on theSaffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale). By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Learn more...

From Nat'l Capital Region News & Information

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