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Mark Morgenstein, Director of Media Relations, markm@publicinterestnetwork.org

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2022 Hurricane Season Coverage: Data, Resources and Interview Opportunities

WASHINGTON -

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an “above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.” NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says to expect between 14-21 named storms, including 6-10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes packing sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

This comes on the heels of six consecutive above-average seasons, including 2021 -- the third-most active season ever recorded. Last year, 21 named storms (tropical storms with 39+ mph sustained winds or hurricanes with 74+ mph sustained winds) formed in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, including eight that made landfall in the United States. The Public Interest Network (which includes PIRG, Environment America, Frontier Group and state groups in often-impacted states such as Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia) is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by the hurricanes that will inevitably come this season.

Our most recent data and graphics on potential environmental, health and consumer dangers created by hurricanes -- and the flooding that follows:

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