First up to the plate was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which said today that it's going to be a busy storm season in the Atlantic this year: A strong possibility of 9-14 named storms, 4-7 of which could become hurricanes, including 1-3 becoming major hurricanes.
A tropical storm is named once it has sustained winds of 39 mph and it becomes a hurricane when it has sustained winds of 74 mph.
While it looks to be a busy hurricane season, Heart to Heart is making preparations to be ready if one of these storms makes landfall.
Last year, Heart to Heart was on the scene and on the job when Hurricane Ike struck Galveston, Texas. We worked with the University of Texas Medical Branch to provide ongoing medical care to people affected by the storm, since none of the hospitals or clinics were too badly damaged to see any patients.
You can also help us by packing Care Kits, which we distribute to people in crisis in the U.S. and in disaster zones all around the world. Here are the instructions on how to build these hygiene kits.