# Hurricane season
Practical tips often overlooked during the hurricane season to help new Florida residents stay sane
The hurricane season starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. While most of the activity is seen in September, we do get our fair share of storms throughout the entire six months. Some years are way busier than others.
Clay County Public Works Department purchases additional equipment to prepare for hurricane season
The Clay County Public Works Department recently purchased a new Vac-Con Single Engine Combination Machine to help with the ongoing maintenance of stormwater drainage systems in the county and to prepare for hurricane season.
Hurricane evacuation zones updated in Clay County for 2022 storm season
Hurricane evacuation zones in Clay County have changed. “Pretty much if you were in an evacuation zone before, you still are. But if you were close to one, you may be in it now,” said John Ward, director of Clay County Emergency Management.
Clay County residents should prepare as active hurricane season begins Wednesday
The hurricane season begins on Wednesday, June 1 and the early predictions say Floridians can expect “above-average” activity. NOAA forecasters are predicting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which six to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). This number would include three to six major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70 percent confidence.
Pinellas County to host free Hurricane Preparedness Day event on June 4
The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lealman Exchange. Hurricane season is here, and Pinellas County will host a free Hurricane Preparedness Day event on Saturday, June 4, to provide residents with a wealth of information and resources.
Above Average Active Hurricane Season Forecasted This Year
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the following news on the upcoming Hurricane season via Facebook, stating:. "Forecasters at the NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center predict another 'active' Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2022, which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average season.
Prepare For An Extreme Atlantic Hurricane Season
Many states have been under severe storm warnings in recent weeks. The weather events, of late, have also broken historical records. Meteorology research says climate change has supercharged storms. This intensity led to a very active North Atlantic hurricane season in 2020. During this season, rainfall increased by 10% to extreme levels. There was a naming record of 30 Atlantic storms in 2020. Authorities had to resort to a backup list for the second time in history. (source)