Hurricane season is underway, and Convoy of Hope has all eyes on the seas. Convoy’s Disaster Services team stands ready to offer help and hope in every storm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active hurricane season this year. They expect to see 13 to 20 named storms. Six to 10 of those are expected to become hurricanes, which are classified as storms with winds of 74 mph or higher. Of those hurricanes, 3 to 5 could become a major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher.
Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, Hurricane Elsa — the first hurricane of the year — formed in the Atlantic early Friday morning.
Whatever may come, Convoy of Hope is trained to respond and serve people in need during the aftermath of a disaster.
“We have both our staff and lead volunteers around the nation trained and ready to go at a moment’s notice,” Stacy Lamb, Senior Director of Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team said.
NOAA spokesperson and meteorologist Dennis Feltgen says his team predicts the hurricane outlook with 70% confidence. The Atlantic hurricane season extends through November 30.
“Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes can bring,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “The experts at NOAA are poised to deliver lifesaving early warnings and forecasts to communities, which will also help minimize the economic impacts of storms.”
In the aftermath, Convoy of Hope is prepared to bring hope and rebuild lives. You are a big part in offering relief. To support our disaster response team, click here.