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WATCH | Storm Watch 2020 Special Report

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Posted at 7:42 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:10:48-04

ABC Action News is Taking Action for You to help keep your family safe this hurricane season.

The big question in 2020, how do you prepare amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

We're reaching out to local and state officials for the steps you can take now to prepare for a storm.

What changes may you see this storm season?

Our team of meteorologists are here to help you get better prepared and more informed this hurricane season.

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Storm Watch 2020 Special Report

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2020 STORM NAMES

Arthur

Bertha

Cristobal

Dolly

Edouard

Fay

Gonzalo

Hanna

Isaias

Josephine

Kyle

Laura

Marco

Nana

Omar

Paulette

Rene

Sally

Teddy

Vicky

Wilfred

HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds