With only four days left before the start of the hurricane season, chief meteorologist Donna Duncombe addressed members of the Rotary Club of Freeport yesterday on the importance of climate change and hurricane preparedness.

Although this year is not predicted to be an active one, Duncombe told Rotarians that it only takes one storm to cause serious damage and being prepared is key.

"Regardless of whether the season is forecasted to be active, or low active the main thing to remember is that it only takes one storm for us to have a bad season," she said.

"We are forecasting less activity, however, it still stands that we have to always be prepared over the next six months."

She noted that The Bahamas has an 81 percent chance of a landfall storm and the northern Bahamas has a one in three chance of having a major hurricane.

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