PHILADELPHIA – Recent years have not only shown that the east coast is susceptible to the damaging impacts of hurricanes and other tropical systems, but that hurricanes are also not just a coastal threat. The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today, June 1st, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joins our state and local partners in encouraging individuals, families, businesses, and communities to begin preparing for hazardous weather that may result from hurricanes and other tropical systems. FEMA has also taken steps to help us prepare ourselves and our families to respond to disasters in a COVID-19 environment. They are encouraging all Pennsylvanians to know your risk, begin planning now, and make a kit. More information on how to prepare may be found at