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Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Hurricane season is here

On June 1st, the hurricane season began on the Treasure Coast and elsewhere on the Atlantic seaboard. It lasts until the end of November.  Are you ready?  Weather forecasters are predicting 13 named tropical storms for the season.  Five of them will be hurricanes with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or above.   This is about average.  Of course, we don’t know if any of them will hit the mainland.  The National Hurricane Center is urging residents in hurricane-prone areas to “go tapeless.”  That means do not tape your windows.

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