Hurricane season kicks off

Hurricane season runs until late November

Hurricane season began today and lasts until the end of November which has city officials and leaders preparing for what they believe could be an active hurricane season.

Albany Fire Chief, James Carswell believes this year could be a more active season for storms. And if you don't think hurricane like storms can reach Albany think again.

Thanks to Hurevac software, a system which emergency management uses to help prepare for storms, we went all the way back to 1901, when three different storms, which would have been "named storms" by today's standards, hovered directly over Albany.

"Sometimes we think we're set so far back from the coast, all we're going to get is some tornados and some wind, but every now and then, a storm will come directly over the top of us. It has in history and so we can expect it may happen again," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell.

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