It’s that time of year again, the Atlantic hurricane season is about to descend upon us. While some coastal cities may seem prepared, tropical systems can vary widely in size and intensity. From tropical depressions to full blown hurricanes, storms can range from minor to extreme. Of course, what matters the most is whether or not they make landfall. Here are some things you should know about the season and what you can do to prepare.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs until November 30. That’s not to say storms can’t still form before or after those dates. This is just the most likely window in which we’ll see the most – and the worst – tropical storms.
The Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea are all included in the Atlantic hurricane season’s coverage.