Gloucester Resource Council

Local Officials Urge Residents to be Prepared as Hurricane Season Begins

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Wednesday, June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30, is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).

Now is the time to prepare! For more information on local preparedness recommendations, visit Department of Emergency Management’s website at or you can call their office at 804-693-1390 for assistance.

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