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Be prepared: Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30

July 6. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, but not as bad as the historic number of named storms last year.

Although Elsa is not a threat here, it’s a good time to brush up on your preparedness.

Here are some tips from North Carolina Emergency Management:

—Have multiple ways to receive weather information from reliable sources.

—Review your personal emergency plan and know your evacuation routes.

—Check your emergency supply kit, which should contain food, water, prescription medicines, charging cords, batteries and other essentials to support your family for several days.

—Be sure to plan for elderly relatives and pets.

—Make sure your insurance is up-to-date.