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The Four A's of Hurricane Season: Be aware, attentive, alert, and act

Meteorologist Ryan Shoptaugh shows us the four A's of Hurricane Season because the peak of Hurricane Season is just around the corner.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There's a lot to take in when it comes to Hurricanes, but knowing what to do beforehand can make a huge difference.

Meteorologist Ryan Shoptaugh shows us the four A's of Hurricane Season because the peak of Hurricane Season is just around the corner.

In fact, based on climatology and recent years, the peak is usually around September 10th.

This is typically when we see a ramp up in activity. Now, this is all due to warm seawater, less wind shear, and less dust over the Atlantic. 

Moreover, this helps storms strengthen into hurricanes.

As tropical waves move off the coast of Africa, it's important to understand where the storm is, where it's tracking, and what you should think. 

The four A's is the best way to look at it. Be aware, attentive, alert, and act when the time comes.

There is no reason to stress over a storm that is thousands of miles away. 

However, once a storm enters the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico, that's when you should start reviewing your Hurricane plan and prepare in the event one does make it near the Texas coast.

With confidence, we'll have between 4 to 7 days to prepare for a Hurricane. Bottom line, know where the storm is, where it's going, keep up with the forecast, and be weather aware here on 3 News.