Peak Hurricane Season Begins

Tim Malloy  |  Our Town  |  Public Safety  |  August 27, 2019

When August first comes around, it seems to happen on cue. The west coast of Africa starts to give birth to weather systems that track west, potentially toward us.

Palm Beach is known for two kinds of Seasons, one when the weather is cool and the good times roll, and the other, which is just arriving.

On the average, it takes a week to ten days for a storm that spins off Africa to pose a potential threat. And while most of us are busy worrying about other things, experienced pros have their eyes on the tropics – our first responders. Watch the video above to hear from them: Darrel Donatto, Palm Beach Fire Rescue Chief & Director of Emergency Management and┬áMichael Ogrodnick, Palm Beach Police Training & Community Relations Coordinator.

Forecasters are predicting an average season with thirteen named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The peak is between August and mid-October. Be prepared. And if the Town of Palm Beach asks you to evacuate, please heed their warning and leave the island.

See the Civic Association Video Above

See the Town of Palm Beach Emergency Operations Plan

Additional contributor to this story: R. Michael Brown, Director of Communications, Palm Beach Civic Association

Hurricane Formation - WeatherUnderground

Hurricane Formation – WeatherUnderground

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