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National Hurricane Center director urges public to get prepared for hurricane season

June 1 marks first day of hurricane season

MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center held a news conference Wednesday, where the NHC director urged the public to get prepared for the start of hurricane season.

"Find out today if you live in a hurricane storm surge evacuation zone. And if you do, decide today where you go and how you get there if told to evacuate by your local emergency manager," Dr. Richard Knabb said. "If you don't live in one of these hurricane evacuation zones, then find someone you care about that does, and work out today how to be their inland evacuation designation."

Hurricane season started Wednesday and ends on Nov. 30.

While tropical systems can form any time of the year, conditions are more favorable during hurricane season when ocean temperatures are warmer and wind shear is lower.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said Friday that one to four major hurricanes are possible this season.

Click here to see Local 10's 2016 Hurricane House Call.


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