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2021 Hurricane Season

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season Ahead 2021 Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, 2021 and ends November 30, 2021. Starting this season, the National Hurricane Center will begin to issue regular Tropical Weather Outlooks on May 15, this is two weeks earlier than past years. This change is happening due to named systems forming  in the Atlantic prior to the official start of the hurricane season, for the past 6 seasons. 

Here is the chosen names for 2020 Atlantic Hurricanes:

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda

Steps you can take to prepare

  • Prepare an emergency bag
  • Make a plan
  • Stay informed

Some items you should have in your emergency bag:

  • Bottled water: 1 gallon per person/pet per day for a minimum of 3 days
  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Cash (small bills)
  • Copies of ATM/Credit Card
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-operated AM/FM radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Portable cell phone charger that is fully charged and extra cell phone charger cords
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Whistle to call for help
  • Lightweight Raingear and blankets
  • Copies of your important documents in a waterproof container (e.g., insurance cards, Medicare/Medicaid cards, photo IDs, proof of address, marriage and birth certificates)
  • Back-up medical equipment, if possible (e.g., oxygen, medication, scooter battery, hearing aids, mobility aids, glasses, facemasks, gloves)

For more information on how to be prepared, check out NYC’s My Emergency Plan

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