NY officials urge preparation for hurricane season

Posted at: 05/27/2013 6:53 AM | Updated at: 05/27/2013 6:54 AM
By: Associated Press | WHEC.com

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State officials are urging New York residents to prepare for hurricane season.

The season starts June 1 and lasts through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week there is a 70 percent chance that this year will be more active than an average hurricane season.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that New Yorkers are continuing to recover from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. His administration is asking New Yorkers to develop or review their household disaster plans.

Among other steps, state officials say people should have an emergency phone list and enough non-perishable food and water on hand to last about 10 days.


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