Summertime in the South Means Hurricane Season

It’s officially summertime! School is out and it’s when we see many of our friends, neighbors and colleagues travel to the Gulf Coast for a little relaxing on the beach. However, last week vacationers were greeted with gusto from Tropical Storm Cindy instead.

The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and goes through November, which also happens to be when most of us get the urge to hit the beaches that are closest to home. The list of named storms for 2017 has been released, and it’s always fun to check the list to see if your name appears. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the storm names are chosen by the World Meteorological Organization. The list will rotate and start to repeat after six years; only the most destructive storms have their names retired from the rotation.

If you are planning a vacation during hurricane season, either domestic or international, this information from the U.S. Passports & International Travel department is certain to be helpful.

 

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