Last week Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in Louisiana, causing two deaths and dumping more than a foot of rain. It was the third named storm of the hurricane season. Still to come are Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, and Whitney. Any one of them could make their way here.
While fall tends to be the season when the northeast is most likely to see hurricanes, they can come at any time. Irene hit us in August 2011. With the hurricane season comes the need for all of us to be prepared.