Tallahassee, FL --June 1, 2012--
Friday 6-1-12 marks the official start of Hurricane Season.
More hurricanes hit Florida than any other state. During an average hurricane season, there are about 12 named storms, with 7 of those becoming hurricanes.
Last year, hurricane season was much more active than normal, but this year could be different.
"Many of the seasonal forecasts this year are calling for between nine and 15 total storms. It's right around average with the last 50 to 100 years. But regardless of the seasonal forecast, really we only need to remember the number one. It only takes that one hurricane to have a long lasting and devastating impact on the community," says Amy Godsey, state meteorologist.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
This season has already been active, with Alberto and Beryl being the first two named storms of 2012.