The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season started June 1, and forecasters predict it will be a quieter-than-average year, with six to 11 named storms.
Still, Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Director Steven Woodward says it only takes one direct hit to destroy a house or a neighborhood.
And, he says, hurricanes aren’t the only natural disaster Jacksonville residents should prepare for.
“Even this past weekend we had some wildfire activity. We had a small tornado in April,” Woodward said.