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Resilience 2021: The 2020 Hurricane Season Saw a Record Number of Storm Formations—What’s in Store for 2021?

Jun 23, 2021   |   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Virtual Meeting

Will the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season be a record breaker? Meteorologists from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science anticipate a highly active season, predicting 17 named storms and eight hurricanes—four of which they predict will be Category 3 or higher. The Weather Channel’s prediction is slightly different with 18 named storms and eight hurricanes—three of which it expects will be Category 3 or higher.

In 2020, the Atlantic Hurricane Season saw a historic year with 30 tropical storms, which included 14 hurricanes. The worst storm to make landfall was Hurricane Iota, a Category 5 storm that packed 160 mile-per-hour (mph) winds.

The season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. With storms forming as early as May, it is never too early to start preparing. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Hurricane risks and mitigation
  • Factors for storm strength
  • Future of the Atlantic Hurricane Season


Elizabeth A. Dunn
Elizabeth A. Dunn  Moderator

MPH, CPH, Instructor, University of South Florida (USF)

Suzannah Jones
Suzannah Jones

Deputy Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)

Michael Leonard
Dr. Michel Leonard

CBE, Vice President and Senior Economist, Insurance Information Institute

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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council

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Jennifer Hitzke
Manager, Executive Office, Board & Volunteer Relations
National Institute of Building Sciences