The Countdown To Hurricane Season Is On – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami / NSF) – It’s almost that time again. The six-month hurricane season begins on Tuesday June 1st. Experts predict an above-average year for storms.
Nobody knows exactly what will happen. Chances are it will be relatively quiet until August. Then, as the landings of Hurricane Andrew in August 1992 and Hurricane Charley in 2004 show, all bets will be void.
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Even if Florida avoids a direct hit this year, that doesn’t mean the damage will be spared. Just ask the folks in Pensacola whose lives were changed in 2020 by Hurricane Sally that landed over the border in Alabama.
Emergency management officials are trying to drive home to the point that it is never too early to prepare. Florida launched a 10-day tax vacation on Friday that will allow customers to avoid paying sales taxes when purchasing supplies and equipment for hurricane season, ranging from batteries to generators.
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On Monday, President Joe Biden announced that states, territories, tribes and rural communities would be allocated $ 1 billion in what he believes is the busiest time of year for disasters in America: hurricane season in the south and east and fire season off the west.
“As you all know, we faced the most famous storms last year,” said Biden. “Seven of the 30 storms mentioned killed 86 people and caused damage of more than 40 billion US dollars. This year, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is focusing on another tough season, maybe – and God willing – not as bad as 2020, but still pretty bad. We all know these storms are coming. And we will be prepared; we have to be ready. “
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