RIDGELAND, Miss., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season about to get underway, 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.
Last year was only the fourth below-normal season in the last 20 years since 1995 when the current high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes began. Eight tropical and subtropical storms formed in the Atlantic basin in 2014, but only three became hurricanes and only one, Hurricane Arthur, made U.S. landfall. Arthur, with 100 mph winds, caused $3.3 million in damages from flooding and severe thunderstorms in eastern North Carolina and Massachusetts.
"2014 was relatively quiet in terms of major hurricanes threatening the U.S. mainland," said Eric Hollingsworth, senior vice president of Network Operations for C Spire. "But with nearly 37 million people living in hurricane-prone coastal areas, we can't afford to let our guard down. Now is the time for individuals, families and businesses to prepare their emergency plans, create emergency supply kits and learn evacuation routes."
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