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Hurricane season

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Hannah-Catherine Smith reports Video: Hurricane season
Hannah-Catherine Smith reports Fri, 02 Jun 2017 22:52:09 +0000 Hurricane season Hannah-Catherine Smith reports WHAG season...and officials are predicting more powerful storms. whag's hannah-catherine smith has the details about the upcoming months. << smith reporting: scientists at the national oceanic atmospheric administration are predicting the atlantic region will see at least two major hurricanes...with winds clocking in at over one- hundred miles per hour. but, no matter what the storm season does, officials say it is a good idea to prepare for the worst case scenario. beverley stambaugh, "we definitely encourage people to make a plan, be prepared, and have an escape or emergency exit route." smith reporting: washington county isn't in a hurricane zone, but meteorologists say high winds and flooding are dangerous risks when huricanes hit. luis rosa, "about eighty-five percent of the deaths are associated with water, about fifty percent associated with storm surge along the coast and twenty five percent due to fresh water inland." officials also say it is important to understand how hurricanes may affect your summer vacations to coastal regions. stambaugh, "be aware that you're now in a hurricane zone. it's important to pay attention to the weather, listen to noaa, have a handheld radio if you need it, and follow the evacuation plans of the area that you're traveling to. smith reporting: officials say the best way to prepare for natural disasters is to prepare an emergency kit. this should include things like drinking water, flashlights, a radio, medication, and important documents. smith reporting: officials at washington county american red cross say that being prepared for an emergency makes the community stronger. reporting in hagerstown, hannah-catherine smith, whag news. >> tasmin: hurricane season runs from june first through november 30th. you can stay up to date on the current weather here at whag - and also on your smartphones - just download the your4state

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