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Hurricane season is here. The time to plan is now.

Preparation for a big storm is essential if you live on the Gulf Coast. Here's what experts suggest you have ready to go in case of a storm.

John-Thomas Kobos, Haley Williams (KIII)

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Published: 7:34 AM CDT June 1, 2023
Updated: 1:14 PM CDT June 1, 2023

June 1 is the start of meteorological summer, and also the first day of hurricane season. 

Forecasters are predicting a “near-normal” season, but Mike Brennan, the new director at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, stressed during a Wednesday news conference that there's really nothing normal when it comes to hurricanes.

“A normal season might sound good in comparison to some of the hurricane seasons in the past few years," he said. “But there's nothing good about a near-normal hurricane season in terms of activity.” 

Credit: Kristin Walla
2023 NOAA Hurricane Forecast

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