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Weather Wonders: 2016 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

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June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. It has been 10 years since a major hurricane made landfall with the United States. 

As El Nino weakens and transitions to a La Nina by Fall, the hurricane season looks to be more active than last year. NOAA's Climate Prediction center is forecasting a near normal hurricane season this year. What does that entail? 

NOAA predicts 10-16 named storms, with 4-8 of those becoming hurricanes, and 1-4 of those hurricanes reaching major hurricane status. 

It only takes one storm to cause catastrophic damage and loss of life. This is why it is always best to be prepared. Make sure you have your hurricane supply kit ready.

Some tips include:

  • One week supply of food and water for each member of your family.
  • 30 days worth of medications. Make sure to fill all medications before the storm.
  • Batteries for radio and flashlights. Chargers for phones.
  • Fuel up before the storm

You can also track storms with the KSLA StormTracker 12 Hurricane App

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