June 1 marks start of Atlantic storm season

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI -- 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 I. Arlyin Location: Florida on Jun 6, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    Living here in Fla. it is futile to try to prepare for a storm.Oh, you can get your kit ready but if the house gets blown away,and you manage to survive, where is the kit ? If you can get things ready that you may need and hide it in a cooler in a hole somewhere, you may be able to get by.It has to be in something that wont leak in water and somewhere that wont get blown away.
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