Reminder: Hurricane Season Is Upon Us

The Atlantic Ocean is already showing signs of being active.

May 20, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season doesn't officially begin until June 1st, but don't tell that to Mother Nature.

There is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic that is showing signs of organization and forecasters are giving it a pretty good chance at developing. 

The disturbance should remain well to the East of Florida and the only real threat to land would be Bermuda. It could bring squally conditions and downpours to the island.

However, it's a reminder that hurricane season is upon us and we should be prepared.

That means have your emergency kit ready. Have those batteries, flashlights, non-perishable items, and documents ready in case a storm approaches.

Check your evacuation plan if asked to do so, and know where you'd go.

It's never too early to stock up on gallon jugs of water. (The average adult would need a gallon of water, per day, if the power goes out, and it's suggested to have a week's worth just in case.)

Locally, News 6 is a great resource to look to in case a storm approaches and we will relay any messages when the time comes.