Media Partners Unite in Hurricane Workshop

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The National Weather Service hosts its 5th Annual Hurricane Workshop.

It’s an event that gathers media partners across the valley to discuss catastrophic events and reporting practices.

According to the federal agency, one of the biggest problems in the Valley is inland flooding.

Hurricane season begins on June First with an estimated 11 to 16 named storms. The season could start as early as this weekend with a developing storm off the Yucatan Peninsula.

“If it does form up on Memorial Day weekend it will be named Alberto. The good news for the valley, there is no direct impact from it. it’s almost guaranteed to affect the eastern gulf not the western gulf. We could be seeing some impact from rip currents and some tidal run-up towards the beach.” says, Barry Goldsmith with NWS Brownsville.

Along with the forecast, the agency emphasizes the importance of preparedness. They say ‘it only takes one’ to change a community forever.

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