Hurricanes

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes:

  • It can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
  • It can affect areas more than 100 miles inland.
  • They are most active in September.