Stormy Weather? Predictions for the Hurricane Season

What to do if you live in the hurricane belt

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st, with forecasters predicting a near-normal hurricane season. Statistically speaking, "normal" translates into a 70 percent chance of four to seven hurricanes occurring, including as many as three major ones. For a closer look at what hurricane season means for those people who live in a storm's path, we check in with Mark Schleifstein, the environmental reporter for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Terry Coleman, a tugboat captain and a lifetime resident of New Orleans.

Guests:

Terry Coleman and Mark Schleifstein

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher and Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

Ailsa Chang

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