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Hurricane Season on Long Island

This year’s hurricane season began on June 1st and continues through November 30th. According to AccuWeather, the 2020 season is expected to have a higher than normal number of tropical storms, from 14 to 18, resulting in an increase in the number of hurricanes, from 7 to 9.

What are the names for this year’s hurricanes? Here is the list from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gonzalo
  • Hanna
  • Isaias
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Laura
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar
  • Paulette
  • Rene
  • Sally
  • Teddy
  • Vicky
  • Wilfred

Whether or not there are any major storms this year, it is always good to plan ahead and prepare for one. Here are some sites that can help you:

National Weather ServiceWhat to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane: where to get hurricane info, making an evacuation plan, and how to strengthen your home.

FEMAHow to Prepare for a Hurricane: guidelines for preparation, survival, and staying safe post-disaster.

The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPreparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm: includes directions on protecting you and your family from COVID-19 during and after the storm.

Wikipedia provides a list of hurricanes in the New York metropolitan area, from before 1800 to the present.

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