The Weather Channel in Bay County for the start of Hurricane Season

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - "Simple, this is ground zero. This was ground zero. This is where it all went down, you know, there's still a lot to be done here so it was an obvious choice," said Meteorologist at The Weather Channel Jim Cantore when we asked him why they chose Bay County as one of their locations to film for the beginning of hurricane season.

This image shows meteorologist Jim Cantore in Mexico Beach Saturday. (WJHG/WECP/Station)

June 1st officially marks the start of hurricane season and the Weather Channel is in Bay County to kick it off.

Meteorologists Jim Cantore and Doctor Rick Knabb were in Mexico Beach Saturday surveying the damage and speaking with locals.

They said they want viewers to be as prepared as possible for any future hurricanes.

"We wanted to come here, and we also have people in North Carolina, to talk about what happened last year and to drive home the point that dealing with hurricanes is not just about getting through the storm, but it is the potentially lengthy and very unpleasant aftermath and recovery that you need to plan for in advance of a hurricane," said Dr. Rick Knabb.

Both said they want to continue to shed light on the help that is still needed in the area.

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