The 2020 hurricane season officially gets underway today with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting a busy hurricane season. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says to expect between 13-19 named storms (tropical storms or hurricanes) and 6-10 hurricanes.
On the heels of major hurricanes such as Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael in 2018, and Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Environment America is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental and health concerns posed by the hurricanes that will inevitably come this season. Our most recent data and graphics from our think tank Frontier Group on potential dangers created by hurricanes -- and the flooding that follows:
Materials about coal ash.
Materials about fracking waste pits.
Materials about animal waste lagoons.
Materials about toxic waste facilities.
Materials about oil trains and pipelines.
Materials about Superfund sites (from Hurricane Florence).
Materials about nuclear power plants (from Hurricane Florence).