2017 Hurricane Season Begins Today

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Storm Warning FlagThe 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today on June 1st and runs through November. Tropical storm and hurricane activity typically reaches a peak from August through October. Now is the time to prepare.

Forecasters are predicting a more active season this year. NOAA’s forecast calls for eleven to 17 named storms, five to 9 of which would become hurricanes. Two to 4 are projected to become major hurricanes. While these forecasts project the number of storms expected for 2017, it’s impossible to project where any given storm will track.

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Hurricane Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

All residents along the coast should have a preparedness plan in place and plan for the worst-case scenario every year. Being prepared is the best way to protect your life and property in the event of a storm. In fact, hurricanes and tropical systems can impact all areas of North Carolina and, therefore, all residents of our state should be prepared for these storms.

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

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2017 Atlantic Tropicsn Cyclone Names

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Photo of Justin Moore, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJustin MooreDirector of Marketing & Communications, NC State Extension (919) 515-1371 justin_moore@ncsu.eduExtension Administration - NC State University
Updated on Jun 1, 2017
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