Floridians preparing for upcoming hurricane season
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Although it seems like we got off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto, hurricane season officially starts on Friday, June 1st.
According to AAA, Floridians aren't taking any chances, as they choose to get prepared well ahead of any potential storms.
Forecasters are predicting another active hurricane season this year. Last year's triple threat of Harvey, Irma, and Maria remains a strong reminder of how important it is to prepare.
AAA says 81% of Florida residents are already making sure their homes are storm ready in case another hurricane hits this year.
Food banks are also getting prepped and ready.
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When it comes to following orders to evacuate, researchers say 62% of Floridians would only leave their homes for category three hurricane or greater.
Experts recommend that you:
- Secure your home by doing any necessary repairs and trimming trees.
- Make a plan that includes your pets, evacuation routes, and an out-of-town contact.
- Stock up on supplies, including water, non-perishables, and pet food to last a week.
Hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th. Track the tropics this hurricane season HERE.