Hurricane Season Starts Today

Today marks the beginning of hurricane season according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There is a 75 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2007, according to NOAA. The agency is reporting that of a possible 13-17 named storms, seven to ten of those could be hurricanes. Of those predictions, NOAA says three to five of those hurricanes could be of major significance. NOAA will further update its hurricane outlook again in early August. The peak months for hurricanes are August through October.

As seen from other major storms, NOAA warns that hurricane hazards come in many forms - storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and flooding. So take proper precautions and know the types of damage that could affect your home and business.

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