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Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Jun 05, 2018 in General Interest

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicted that this year's hurrican season will be at or above normal. A normal hurricane season sees 12 named storms of which 6 become hurricanes and of which 3 become major hurricanes with sustained wind above 110 mph. Most hurricane activity along the east coast of the US occurs in August and September, but as Alberto just showed, tropical storms can develop now as well.  For more information: NOAA prediction.

And as long-time South Carolinians know, a hurrican can affect not only the coast, but also the Midlands and Upstate. Hurricane Hugo brought hurricane force winds to northern SC and the Upstate often gets torrential rain from tropical storms. Now is a good time to check your house for basic necessities such as flashlights with working batteries. It is rare that we lose power for an extended period but it is good to be prepared. For those living along the coast, a full hurricane emergency kit is recommended.  For more information: Hurricane kit.


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