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As we head into the heart of our local hurricane season, we’ll be sharing a series of preparedness tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe should we experience another Hurricane Sandy this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its updated forecast for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, with the expectation that this may be the most active year for hurricanes since 2012.






 As a reminder, hurricanes are rated from 1 to 5 based on their intensity.  In general, the potential for damage rises by a factor of 4x for every category increase. The weather experts are forecasting up to four Category 3 hurricanes (like Sandy) this season, which can have wind speeds up to 129 mph.

We will be posting more about hurricanes every few days. 

Coming next: Determining your risk.