Hurricane Season: June 1 - November 30

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the principal threat period for Connecticut occurring between mid-August and mid-October.

Taking measures to prepare now and knowing your vulnerability could reduce the impacts you will face in the aftermath of a hurricane. You and your family should be ready before a storm is even forecasted. Hurricanes and tropical storms bring storm surges, heavy rain, winds, flooding and can result in tornadoes and rip currents. Stay informed, make an emergency plan, implement your plan, and have emergency supplies ready in the event you need them. For more information on how to prepare for hurricane season, please visit any of the following resources:

According to the National Hurricane Center, the 2014 hurricane season is predicted to be fairly quiet. Approximately nine tropical storms may form and of that only three will become hurricanes. The possibility of El Niño in the spring or summer could help tame the hurricane predictions. El Niño is a climate change, occurring every two to seven years, which causes warmer waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean and generally suppresses hurricane activity (http://www.national-hurricane-center.org/hurricane-news/hurricane-2014-season).