From the daily archives: "Thursday, June 1, 2017"

Hurricane Season 2017 ForecastThis week on the Disaster Podcast co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by their regular guest and weather expert Kyle Nelson. Kyle spends some time explaining the thought process behind the National Hurricane Center’s 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season forecast. Also on the call was Dr. Joe Holley who also recently experienced some extreme weather in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

NOAA or the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s prediction for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.

From the NOAA site (NOAA.gov):

“Regardless of how many storms develop this year, it only takes one to disrupt our lives,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Robert J. Fenton, Jr. “Get ready now with these easy, low-cost steps that will leave you better prepared and will make all the difference: Have a family discussion about what you will do, where you will go and how you will communicate with each other when a storm threatens; Know your evacuation route; tune into your local news or download the FEMA app to get alerts, and finally – listen to local authorities as a storm approaches.”

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