RIDGELAND, Miss., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2016 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 forecasters is expected soon, but Colorado State University, The Weather Channel and Accuweather predict as many as 14 named tropical storms could form in the Atlantic Ocean during the six-month period that officially begins on June 1. Eight of those storms could strengthen into hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph and three could become major hurricanes with maximum winds of 111 mph or more.
Last year was only the fifth below-normal season in the last 20 years since 1995 when the current high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes began. 11 tropical and subtropical storms formed in the Atlantic basin in 2015, but only four became hurricanes and none made U.S. landfall. The biggest impact came in October 2015 when the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin dumped 24 inches of rain in South Carolina and caused over $1 billion in damages.
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