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NOAA SEASONAL HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM OUTLOOK PREDICTS A RECORD NUMBER OF STORMS IN 2020 AS WE HEAD INTO THE PEAK OF THE SEASON

by Shirlian Queeley

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) latest update to its seasonal hurricane and tropical storm outlook predicts that 2020 will see 19 to 25 named storms with winds greater than 39 mph.

In a press release, NOAA predicts that of those storms, seven (7) to 11 of them will become hurricanes with wind speeds at or exceeding 74 mph and at least three to six of the storms will become major category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes.

The forecast covers the entire six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season which ends on November 30.

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season has already seen nine named storms; a recording setting pace.

An average hurricane season produces two named storms by early August, with the ninth named storm typically appearing by around October 4, according to NOAA's historical records.

Gerry Bell, a lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said this year, they are expecting more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average.

GLORIOUSLY WARM AND CLOUDY DAY ON THE EMERALD ISLE OF MONTSERRAT; STAY HYDRATED & CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES.

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK PERIOD OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED; IT ONLY TAKES ONE!

LOVELY COOL BREEZE, GLORIOUSLY WARM AND SUNNY CLEAR ON THE BEAUTIFUL EMERALD ISLE OF MONTSERRAT; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES.

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK PERIOD OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED; IT ONLY TAKES ONE!

WEDNESDAY’S LOCAL MARINE WEATHER FORECAST FOR CAPTAINS, SAILORS, FISHERS, BOATERS & ADVENTURERS

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK PERIOD OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

2020 MONTSERRAT HURRICANE GUIDE ONLINE VIDEO FORMAT

by Shirlian Queeley

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA ) 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Guide online video format aims to provide important information and tools to residents and visitors to help them prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes. It includes tips, checklists, and step-by-step instructions for what to do before, during, and after.

The guides are available in English, Spanish and Hiatian Creole and can download and print the guides using the below links

English Guides:  http://dmca.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-English-Hurricane-Guides-PDF-Format.pdf
Spanish Guides:http://dmca.gov.ms/…/2020-SPANISH-HURRICANE-PREPAREDNESS-GU…
Hiatian Creole Guides: http://dmca.gov.ms/…/2020-HAITIAN-CREOLE-HURRICANE-PREPARED…

PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH LOW CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON THE EMERALD ISLE TODAY; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON DRAW NEAR; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED.

IT’S AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL EMANCIPATION DAY HOLIDAY ON THE EMERALD ISLE; CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH HANDS OFTEN & COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES.

by Shirlian Queeley

AS THE PEAK MONTHS OF THE HURRICANE SEASON APPROACHES; RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES ARE ASKED TO ASSESS THEIR RISK NOW, ADJUST THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS AND SUPPLIES TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BE PREPARED; IT ONLY TAKES ONE!