RIDGELAND, Miss., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season just around the corner, C Spire is offering consumers and businesses in storm-prone areas some important emergency reminders and tips on using essential telecommunications before, during and after any storm or natural disaster.
The initial outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters calls for an unusually active season with 11 to 17 tropical storms (wind speeds of 39 mph or higher) and five to nine hurricanes (74 mph or higher winds) forming in the Atlantic Ocean during the six-month period that officially begins on Thursday, June 1.
Last year was considered an above average season with 15 named storms and seven hurricanes, four of which were considered major, but only one, Hurricane Matthew, made U.S. landfall as a Category 1 storm. The remnants of Matthew killed 34 U.S. residents and caused widespread damage from storm surge, winds and heavy rain.
For more information about emergency planning and communcation tips, visit the National Hurricane Center (NHC) or Ready.gov. For a free hurricane preparedness guide, go to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
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