Hurricane Season Fears Ramping Up

The 2024 Hurricane Season officially begins this Saturday, and NOAA’s latest forecast warns of an exceptionally active hurricane season along the East Coast. With factors like warmer than normal ocean temperatures and the La Niña climate pattern, officials predict 17 to 25 named storms, including up to 13 hurricanes and four to seven major hurricanes. This outlook surpasses last year’s predictions and echoes the intensity of the 2005 season that brought Hurricane Katrina. Urging preparedness, officials stress knowing evacuation zones, planning early, and ensuring adequate insurance coverage.