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The 2018 hurricane season is behind us, but that doesn’t mean residents along the First State coast can drop their guard.

 

 


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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starts Friday, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says there’s a 75% chance this season will see near- or above-normal storm activity.


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Sussex County is putting a face and place on display when it comes to voices behind 911.


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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting this year’s hurricane season will bring 7 to 9 named storms.

 

June 1st is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is using this week’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week to reminds residents how to prepare for major storms.

 

Joe Thomas, director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, stressed how important it is to pay attention to the news when a storm hits the coast in order to be aware of affected areas

 

“Monitoring the media outlets and looking at the information we’re releasing on social media as well as the other venues is probably the most important thing because we’ll tell people what they can and can’t do as far as getting into [affected] areas," said Thomas.