The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took a progressive approach to hurricane preparedness this week. NOAA National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb and senior hurricane specialist Daniel Brown hosted a live session on Twitter using #HurriChat to answer questions about tracking these storms and best practices for preparation. These were the Tweets we found most insightfull when it comes to preparing for hurricanes.
Tropical Storm Andrea officially kicked off this hurricane season on June 5, dumping 12 inches of heavy rainfall to some areas, causing localized flooding, with five tornadoes spinning off the storm. Colorado State University researchers predict 2013 will have 18 named storms, with at least nine tropical storms and four major hurricanes hitting the Eastern seaboard.