hurricane season

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins Wednesday June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Hurricane predictions

Forecasters are calling for a near-normal season this year in the Atlantic. A typical season sees six hurricanes. Note: NOAA began predicting hurricane seasons in 2000.

2016 hurricane names

Since 1979, hurricane names have alternated between male and female names. If a storm is destructive enough, the name is retired.

A typical hurricane’s life story

Storms often start as tropical waves before developing into tropical depressions.

A typical hurricane’s life story

If they continue to strengthen, they become tropical storms and sometimes hurricanes.

WHAT IS STORM SURGE?

Storm surge is the massive mound of water that builds up and comes ashore as a hurricane moves over the ocean or Gulf of Mexico. It is the single biggest killer in hurricanes.

WHAT IS STORM SURGE?

WHAT IS STORM SURGE?

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