Are you ready? It’s the question being asked by Baltimore city’s mayor as we enter hurricane season.
For millions of Americans living in hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet — maybe too quiet.
Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Saturday, has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982.
Tropical Storm Erin is making its way across the Atlantic and could weaken slightly in the next day or two.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is advising customers to prepare now for hurricane season.
Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.
Say goodbye to the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which was a study in contradictions: It spared the usual Southern targets while Irene paralyzed the Eastern seaboard and devastated parts of the Northeast with deadly flooding.
U.S. government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms.