Quiet Hurricane Season, Residents Let Their Guard Down

By: Angela Salerno
By: Angela Salerno

Katlyn Parsons soaks up the sun at Lake Ella in Tallahassee, but that was a far cry from 2005. This quiet hurricane season is causing Parsons to forget what mother nature may have in store for us.

"We are not really experiencing anything. We had a couple of bad days of raining weather, but I've kind of forgotten about which is kind of bad," said Katlyn Parsons, a Tallahassee resident.

WCTV Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne agrees.

"So far it's been a mild season. We haven't had as many hurricanes or tropical storms as we had last year," said Ray Hawthorne.

Hawthorne said just because the skies remain calm, that doesn't mean the Atlantic won't see storms late in the season.

"There are a number of examples where we have had a mild hurricane season but its only takes one storm to cause a lot of destruction," said Hawthorne.

That's exactly why Delores Baines is staying prepared.

"You never know, they come up so fast, so it's best to be prepared at all times," said Delores Baines.

"We are running a little bit below that right now, but we still have another two months left in the hurricane season," said Hawthorne.

Meteorologist say for the next few months, preparation should remain at the top of the list for all residents. The hurricane season lasts from June to November 30.


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