12 storms have been named for this year’s hurricane season among which, 5 are expected to be hurricanes
Twelve storms have been named for this year’s hurricane season, among which, five are expected to be hurricanes.
The following names will be used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2016 season; Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, and Richard.
Ian was used for the first time in 2016. The hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2016, and will end on November 30, 2016.However, as illustrated by Hurricane Alex, the formation of tropical cyclones is possible at any time of the year. This season started exceptionally early, nearly five months before the official start, with Hurricane Alex forming in the Northeastern Atlantic in mid-January.
The Government of Dominica is calling on all Dominicans to begin preparedness activities immediately while government will do all in its power to mitigate the effects or impacts of any storm or Hurricane. The office of Disaster Management reminds residents that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them and they need to prepare regardless of the predictions.
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