Hurricane Season 2011

Hurricane Season 2011
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 8:36am

UPDATED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 3:11am

Hurricane Season 2011 begins tomorrow, NOAA Forecasts indicate an above average year.  Yes these forecast given each year do serve a purpose. 1) Provides us with a better understanding how the Global weather patterns stand and the impact to us. 2) They provide necessary statistics and numbers used in planning in the private sector, including Insurance Companies.  Think of it this way, the more financially prepared they are we are all much better off.  

Never should you prepare less one year because the Hurricane Forecast numbers are lower.  It only takes one storm for the year to have been busy if that storm would impact us.  When planning for your families safety first know where you are going to be during and after the storm.  Why? Hurricane's along the Coast have different dangers than when moving inland.  Its not recommended to stay in coastal areas, the further North your able to shelter the better.  Set your course for the farthest North your able to reach then you can travel East or West.  Your best position would be on the West side of the storm.  Traveling North first then East or West reduces the chance that you will not get North enough.  Evacuations routes will be slow and congested.  Decide now where you are going to evacuate.  If the need arrives leave soon as possible.  

The National Hurricane Center has published a information guide that will help you make the right choices.  Here is a link, you can print or save directly on your PC or Mac:

http://www.weather.gov/os/hurricane/resources/TropicalCyclones11.pdf 

I will be writing frequently to demonstrate the different dangers areas face during a land falling Hurricane.  Stay tuned.......

STORMTRACKER33 Meteorologist, Chris Paulsen

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