June 1 is the start of the Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season; however, tropical activity tends to remain light during the month of June. Of course expectations are always the rule, but we can look at trends since reporting began in 1886 to help determine tropical activity. Since 1886, records indicate that there have only been 68 named storms during June. Sounds like a lot, right? Compare that number to the month of September when a total of 375 storms have developed. It may be comforting to know that only 7 hurricanes have formed in June, since 1965, and the last one of which was 15 years ago. Despite of predictions, it is important to be prepared for storm season. Check out http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml to learn more about Hurricane preparedness.