By Alabama NewsCenter Staff
Monday marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through the end of November. Alabama Power is prepared for the season and the potential for severe summer weather, and customers should make sure they also have their storm plans in place.
Hurricane experts have predicted a more active season this year. Even before it has officially begun, the season has produced two named tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha.
When Alabama experiences a hurricane, its effects can be felt throughout the state. Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property. Storm surge is produced by water being pushed to the shore by strong winds.
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