#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – So far, the 2017 Hurricane season is overactive and outpacing other seasons by this time by 100%; weather officials say, “In the first nine weeks of this season, there have been six named storms. That’s double the number of storms that would typically form by early August.”
Add to this, more storm activity is forecast now for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season as the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, #NOAA which heads the National Hurricane Center has upgraded predictions from between 11 to 17 storms to now between 14 to 19 storms to affect the region.
As we report, the remnants of Harvey have resurged to now create category 2 Hurricane Harvey and it is expected to batter Texas as it stalls over the coastal region of the lone star state. In the Turks and Caicos, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), said: “we know that it only takes ONE storm to affect the development gains that the Turks and Caicos Islands have achieved over the years. Therefore, it is important that Government departments, businesses and residents in the Turks and Caicos Islands ensure that they are prepared this Hurricane Season and continue to monitor information from DDME’s Website and Social Media Pages.”
It is explained by NOAA that this could be the most active season since 2010 which saw 21 depressions, 19 storms and 12 hurricanes. The prediction on hurricanes which could form remains unchanged for 2017 at between five and nine. As for Hurricane Harvey, it is expected to get to Category three by later today or tomorrow with winds up to 111mph.