June 1 Marks Start Of Atlantic Storm Season

Coastal residents, you've been warned: Hurricane season has begun.

The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins Wednesday and continues through Nov. 30.

Federal forecasters say they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above-average storm season.

Major hurricanes are storms with top winds of 111 mph and up. No major hurricanes have made a U.S. landfall in five years, but forecasters warn that luck might not last.

Emergency managers from Texas to Maine urge residents to develop disaster plans and determine whether they live in evacuation zones.

The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency also wants residents to make social media part of their disaster plans, now that FEMA posts on Twitter and the National Hurricane Center has a Facebook page.

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  • by OSOC Location: Washington on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    It started in 08 when Hurrican Barry hit DC in full strength...it cost trillions and put most Americans out of work....figure 2012 when the tail of the storm finally passes. Then we can access the damaged areas. I hear the cities of Healthcare, Debt and Spending took a pounding...
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Jun 1, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    for me, Hurricane season starts in October and runs though May or June ;-)
  • by Al Gore on Jun 1, 2011 at 05:04 AM
    You Fools,I flunked science.I got rich off you weak minded koolade guzzlers.
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      by repair man on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM in reply to Al Gore
      I just sent you a bill for $300.00 dollars,fixed your(gold plated toilet)!!!It also looks like you failed common sence classes!!!...LOL
      • reply
        by Al Gore on Jun 1, 2011 at 02:07 PM in reply to repair man
        I Agree.

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