GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare.
Over the next six months, we must stay alert to news reports and be ready to face a tropical storm or hurricane in the state of Florida. Early forecasts predict an average of 13-20 named storms. Of those, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects six to 10 hurricanes or storms producing a maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher. It also predicts three to five major hurricanes; category 3 or stronger for the 2021 hurricane season.
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And don’t forget to visit updates.emergency.ufl.edu for the latest information as well as additional resources to help you be prepared during this season.
Here to help
Many Floridians are already keeping an eye on the forecast, pruning trees and stocking up on supplies.
But for UF/IFAS faculty, staff, students and volunteers, getting ready for hurricane season involves much more.
From helping families and businesses prepare for a storm, to staffing emergency operations centers and assessing economic impacts after an event, UF/IFAS helps Florida communities bounce back from disasters.
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–Samantha Murray, UF/IFAS