SEP 05, 2017 06:34 AM PDT

How Many More Hurricanes This Year?


Hurricane season isn't over yet, there are slightly less than three months to go before November 30, 2017. In the aftermath of Harvey and with a new storm, Irma, bearing down on the East coast, a look at the prediction forecast made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seems appropriate. In this video featuring Dr. Gerry Bell, of NOAA, it's predicted that an above normal Atlantic hurricane season is likely. Folks in Houston and those bracing for Irma would agree.

Bell and the team at NOAA have said that out of the 5-9 Atlantic hurricanes predicted, 2 to 4 of those storms will grow to Category 3 or more, making them major hurricanes. The reasons behind these predictions are an almost nonexistent El Nino and near to above average sea temperatures in the region. Last year's hurricane season was also very active and in fact had the most storms since the 2012 season. Experts at NOAA advise residents in the path of any hurricane that 9 out of 10 deaths from hurricanes are drownings from storm surges and flooding and that even communities well inland need to be ready for heavy rain and heed emergency warnings.
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