Hurricane Season Begins on June 1

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Where we live you can never be too prepared for a hurricane. The AccuWeather Network will debut its second annual AccuWeather Hurricane Season Special on Tuesday, June 1st at 8pm. It will repeat June 4th at 10pm, June 5th at 9am and June 6th at 8 pm EDT. It will also be available on accuweather.com following the first airing.

This year’s hurricane season, which officially begins June 1st and continues through November, is expected to be more active than normal, but not as destructive as the 2020 hurricane season which yielded 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and 6 major (Category 3 or higher) hurricanes, which AccuWeather estimated caused up to $60-$65 billion in total loss and economic damage. For 2021, AccuWeather is predicting 16-20 named storms, 7-11 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes. Areas facing the greatest risk this year include the western and northern Gulf of Mexico, the entire state of Florida and the North Carolina coast.
AccuWeather Network’s annual Hurricane Season Special will feature AccuWeather’s lead hurricane forecaster Dan Kottlowski and welcome back Ken Graham, Director of the National Hurricane Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). Viewers will also hear from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Hurricane Katrina Incident Commander Col. Terry Ebbert (USMC ret.); and Collin Arnold, Director of Director of the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

The AccuWeather app for Android phone and tablet users is free at the Google Play store. The AccuWeather iOS app is free at www.AppStore.com. Visit accuweather.com for additional information.