It’s officially hurricane
season along the Atlantic coast of America — but you wouldn’t
necessarily know that from looking at our government.
According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017’s hurricane season, which
began on June 1 and ends November 30, will most likely yield a
higher-than-normal frequency of big storms along the Eastern Seaboard.
NOAA forecasters predict a 70% chance of up to 17 named storms and up to
four major hurricanes — compared to the seasonal average of 12 named
storms and three major hurricanes.
despite the warning from scientists, residents of those areas along the
East Coast most susceptible to serious damage from big storms will enter
2017’s hurricane season — the time of year during which Hurricane
Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast — without leadership of FEMA and NOAA, the government
agencies instituted to protect them from environmental disasters. Read more (6/6/17)