Coast Guard urges hurricane season preparedness • Caribbean Life

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The United States Coast Guard is reminding the Caribbean to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October, the US Coast Guard said.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra­tion’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75 percent chance the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be “near or above normal.”

But, even with this prediction, the US Coast Guard warned the public to always be “prepared for the unexpected, making sure they are ready for the hurricane season.

“It’s vitally important to have a hurricane preparedness plan set in place for you and your family,” said Capt. Shawn Koch,…

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