The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its 2023 Hurricane Season Outlook. NOAA's updated outlook for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicates that a near-normal season has the highest chance of occurring (40%), followed by a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. This includes the probability of 12-17 named storms, of which 5-9 could become hurricanes and 1-4 could become major hurricanes.
The time to plan is before a hurricane watch or warning is issued. The best time to plan is now. You can never plan enough for a hurricane, but you can prepare for disaster before it strikes and educate yourself about what to do before, during and after a hurricane.