+Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Start of Hurricane Season Finds Courts Learning from Past
Disasters & the Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
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"June 1 is the traditional start of the hurricane season. For 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an 80 percent chance of an above-normal hurricane season—an outlook that calls for 4-5 major hurricanes. The word from NOAA is 'prepare.' And preparation is the byword in the Fifth Circuit, especially in the districts hit hardest by Katrina in 2005—the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the Southern District of Mississippi—and in the Eleventh Circuit's Southern District of Alabama and the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida."