On May 29, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following
related flash message to subscriber mobile devices:
|5/29 USGOV issues formal alert regarding 6/1 start of hurricane season. NOAA recommends those in storm-prone coastal regions be mindful of preparedness needs.
On Thursday of this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices that the the U.S. government issued a notice and reminder to the public on the formal start of hurricane and typhoon season.
While forecasters are predicting below average tropical activity this year in terms of the actual number of the named storms, AlertsUSA cautions listeners to not become complacent as this is in no way an indicator of the potential severity of any storms that do form.
As an example, the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season had a total of only 7 named storms, 4 of which were hurricanes. Only one impacted the U.S. mainland. That was hurricane Andrew, a category 5 storm that slammed into the Miami area, completely destroying 63,000 homes, damaging more than 100,000 others, killing 44 and leaving approximately 175,000 homeless.
Don’t become a statistic or potentially one of the people the nation will watch stand in line waiting for the FEMA trucks. If you live in coastal areas, take some time, sit with your family and make a plan. Have materials needed to board up a home, some supplies put away and above all, stay informed.
As we have done for more than a decade, AlertsUSA continues to monitor tropical weather in this hemisphere and will immediately notify service subscribers of any systems posing a threat to the continental United States as events warrant.