2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Familiar Names, New Threats

2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Familiar Names, New Threats

As we gear up for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, it's essential to familiarize ourselves with the list of names that may become household names in the coming months. This year's roster includes a mix of familiar favorites and two newcomers, Francine and Milton. Let's take a closer look at the complete lineup:

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With the addition of Francine and Milton, there's a fresh energy to this year's list. These names replace 2018's Florence and Michael, respectively, and stand ready to potentially leave their mark on the season.

Here's a glimpse of notable names from the 2024 list:

  1. Alberto: Known for heavy rain and flooding in the Southeast in recent years.
  2. Beryl: Nearly escalated to hurricane status when it struck northern Florida and southern Georgia in 2012.
  3. Chris: Recorded as the northernmost June Atlantic tropical cyclone to become a hurricane, bringing impacts to regions as far north as Philadelphia in 2012.
  4. Debby: Brought significant rainfall and storm surge flooding to northern Florida and the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area in 2012.
  5. Gordon: Caused devastating flooding and mudslides in Haiti in 1994, resulting in over a thousand fatalities.
  6. Isaac: Slogged through the northern Gulf Coast in 2012, inflicting billions of dollars in damage and causing significant surge flooding.
  7. Leslie: Meandered the North Atlantic in 2018, impacting the Madeira Islands and Europe as Storm Leslie, causing damage in Portugal, Spain, and France.
  8. Nadine: Known for its meandering path and prolonged impact on the Azores in 2012.

But what can we expect from the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season? While it's impossible to predict with certainty, it's always wise to be prepared. Here are some tips to ensure you're ready for whatever comes our way:

  1. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on weather forecasts and updates from trusted sources. Pay attention to any warnings or advisories issued by meteorological agencies.

  2. Have a Plan: Develop a hurricane preparedness plan for you and your family. Know your evacuation routes, stock up on essentials, and have a communication plan in place.

  3. Secure Your Home: Take steps to protect your property from potential damage. Trim trees, secure outdoor furniture, and reinforce windows and doors.

  4. Emergency Kit: Assemble an emergency kit with supplies such as water, non-perishable food, medications, flashlights, and batteries. Don't forget about your pets' needs as well.

  5. Stay Connected: Keep lines of communication open with family, friends, and neighbors. Check on elderly or vulnerable members of your community to ensure they're safe.

As we prepare for the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, let's keep these tips in mind and stay vigilant. By staying informed, having a plan, and looking out for one another, we can weather any storm that comes our way.

Stay safe, and let's hope for a calm and uneventful season ahead!

Additional Resources:




    • Local Emergency Management Agency


    • National Weather Service (NWS)


    • American Red Cross



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