CONNECTICUT & RHODE ISLAND - Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs to November 30th. The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is preparing for the possibility of another active season.
Sal Cretella, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services Director has hurricane preparedness tips to help Connecticut residents stay safe, including tips on preparing your home, assembling a disaster supply kit, what to take with you if advised to evacuate, and much more. Also, information on how you can volunteer right here in your community and other disaster areas when needed.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive and catastrophic hurricane season, featuring 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes – ranking it alongside 1936 as the fifth-most active season since records began in 1851. The season also featured both the highest total accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) and the highest number of major hurricanes since 2005. All ten of the season's hurricanes occurred in a row, the greatest number of consecutive hurricanes in the satellite era, and tied for the greatest number of consecutive hurricanes ever observed in the Atlantic basin since records began in 1851.
A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes are expected this season. This is slightly above the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The forecast was released Thursday by the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project. After last year's disastrous hurricane season that included storms like Harvey, Irma and Maria, the U.S. probably won't see much of a hurricane reprieve this year, according to forecasters from the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project.
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released Thursday from Colorado State University calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes to be slightly above historical averages, but less than last year.
Before a Hurricane
To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
Build An Emergency Kit
An Emergency Supplies Kit Should include:
During a Hurricane
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should: