Hurricane Preparedness Week; hurricane season 2012


While this hurricane season is shaping up to be above normal, and possibly even very active, the Atlantic Coast is unlikely to see the extreme activity predicted earlier this year by forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Today is the first day of the 2012 Hurricane Season; but area residents have already seen two named storms. 

courtesy: NASA

The early arrivals of Tropical Depression Beryl and Tropical Storm Alberto put their unique emphasis on Hurricane Preparedness Week. 

courtesy: NOAA

Tropical Depression Beryl makes her way through the Cape Fear Region during Hurricane Preparedness Week -- and on a day of particularly salient focus.

courtesy: NOAA

Hurricane Preparedness Week focuses on a different aspect of storm hazards and hurricane readiness each day.

Hurricane Preparedness Week continues through Saturday.  And organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service are using each day of the week to focus on a specific aspect of disaster readiness.  As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn discovers, today is about getting your plan in place.