June 1 is the official start to storm season and the Red Cross is making sure that US Virgin Island residents are prepared. This article in The Virgin Island Consortium offers some good preparedness tips and interesting facts.
The article states that, “Meteorologists stationed at Colorado State University in April issued the results of their research into the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, predicting 12 named storms, five of which will form into hurricanes.” This is classified as “near-average” based on records from the past 60+ years. They study covers the Atlantic basic, which includes the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
We offer Good To Know resources for services, like hurricane shutters for your home, to help you be more prepared. May it be a safe and uneventful storm season on St. Croix and throughout the USVI!