Busy Hurricane Season Predicted for Pacific Basin

May 26, 2015

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Meteorologists with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center are predicting a busy storm season. In their pre season press conference officials predicted 5 to 8 tropical cyclones could form in the central pacific basin this year.  The busiest months for hurricanes are July thorough October, and models point to a 70% chance for an above normal season because of El Nino conditions. Tom Evans is the acting director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.  He says it only takes one storm to produce devastating results.  

Evans recommends putting together a hurricane kit, with enough supplies and water for two weeks as opposed to the previously recommended one week.

More information on hurricane kits can be found here, and a checklist can be found here