Today, June 1, marks the official start of the Atlantic basin hurricane season, which runs through November 30th. The National Weather Service and its National Hurricane Center have an excellent website to help you get prepared – Don’t wait until the storm is on your doorstep to starting preparing.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prediction for 2021 is a likelihood of 13-20 named storms with sustained winds of at least 39 mph. Six to 10 of those are likely to become hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or higher, including three to five major hurricanes