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Experts are predicting a slightly above average hurricane season

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A lot of people look at summer as a season of nice weather, but this summer, experts are saying that the Gulf Coast will endure various hurricanes.

Marda Tullos, Jones County Emergency Management Agency director said, "Some of the forecasts have come out for the 2016 hurricane season. A little bit slightly higher than the average hurricane season. Their predictions are 13 named storms, six to become hurricanes, and three to become Category-3, which is considered a major hurricane."

Tullos said the transition from El Nino to La Nina will cause lower windshear and warmer water temperatures which are the ingredients of powerful storms.

Tullos said "Category 1 and 2 will impact the coast lines more. Now Category-3 is considered a major hurricane, and that's winds of 111-129 mph."

Tullos said people should start preparing their emergency kits now and to take this hurricane season seriously.

Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30.



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