Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bracing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Above-normal activity predicted for this hurricane season. Learn more in this America Counts story.
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Bracing for the 2021 Hurricane Season

The 2021 hurricane season began on June 1 and the nation is bracing for a 60% chance of above-normal activity: The outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) includes a range of 13 to 20 named storms.

Six to 10 of the storms could become hurricanes, including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5).

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Tropical storm Ana graced the Atlantic on May 22, weeks before the official start of the 2021 hurricane season. Tropical Storm Bill formed on June 14, Tropical Storm Claudette on June 19, Tropical Storm Danny on June 28 and Hurricane Elsa on July 1.

After last year's record-breaking hurricane season, the U.S. Census Bureau released an infographic of the three major Atlantic hurricanes that made landfall in the United States in 2020, using the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool.

Continue reading to learn more about:

  • Above-normal activity
  • Planning for disasters

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