A truly historic event is now unfolding in the Atlantic Ocean. For the first time in 50 years, and for just the second time in recorded history, 5 confirmed named cyclones (either tropical storms or hurricanes) have been confirmed in the Atlantic at the same time.
The named cyclones currently in the Atlantic include; Sally, Paulette, Rene, Teddy, and Vicky. There is now only one English name left for the 2020 hurricane season (Wilfred) before the NWS will start to use names from the Greek alphabet.
Hurricane Sally, forecasted to make a direct hit with New Orleans tomorrow, has the highest probability of affecting the Carolinas. Several tracks show the storm passing directly over either North or South Carolina later this week:
The Atlantic Coast hurricane season for 2020 runs from June 1st through November 30th.
NWS officials are reminding all residents in Atlantic Coast states to be prepared for this hurricane season.
In case of a power outage, make sure to have the following emergency items stocked in your home;
- Car charger for cell phones and other devices
- Clean drinking water (recommended 1 gallon per person per day, minimum three days)
- Batteries: Extra batteries for all of your devices
- Weather radio/clock
- Non-perishable food
- First aid kit