COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s almost that time of the year, hurricane season. That’s why storm officials are urging residents to start preparing for any potential tropical storms.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, however some people are concerned hurricane season could come sooner this year.
WDHN spoke to Coffee County Emergency Management Agency Director James Brown, to learn whether there is reason to be concerned.
“They’re gonna start providing us with the tropical storm updates starting on the 15th of May,” Brown said. “Before those, they would just come in if we had a storm coming. After the first of June, they keep it going all the time.”
Storm officials are considering moving the season up but that’s mainly for tropical storm preparedness which happens year round.
However, thanks to new technology, storms can be tracked better. But that doesn’t mean residents shouldn’t be prepared in advance.
“You should be prepared all year,” Brown said. “We just want to make sure that people are prepared. They have their flashlights, their go-kit, they have their can opener, they have some money put aside, they have extra pills, just in case we get a real bad storm early, everybody’s prepared for that action.”
For a full preparedness checklist, visit the Ready Campaign.