Louisiana Floodplain Management Association




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Are you ready for hurricane season?

Forecasters expect a slow year due to an El Nino weather pattern, which inhibits tropical activity, reducing the number of storms and the intensity of those storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts between eight and 13 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season, of which three to six could become hurricanes. NOAA says one or two of those hurricanes could be major storms, with Category 3, 4 or 5 wind speeds.

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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