May 24, 2022 – The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Wednesday, June 1, and runs through Nov. 30, 2022. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another above-normal season this year, with 14-21 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes, measured as a Category 3 or higher.
Last year, there were 21 named storms, making it the third most active season on record. Seven of the storms became hurricanes and four were considered major hurricanes at a level of Category 3 or higher.
As they have done in previous years, the state legislature passed a Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 28, through Friday, June 10. Items like reusable ice packs, candles, flashlights, batteries, gas cans, bottled water, portable generators and more can be purchased during the tax holiday without paying sales tax.
SF’s Emergency Management will meet as necessary during the season and provide students, faculty and staff any needed information about potential closing dates if storms impact the college’s service district. Official college announcements about closures and storm updates will be provided on SF Alerts webpage.
You can also use resources from the National Hurricane Center, including a Hurricane Preparedness Guide to get ready for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Now is also a good time for students to check eSantaFe and employees to check eStaff to make sure their emergency contact information is updated. You can also (if you haven’t already done so) download the Safe Santa Fe app for additional safety resources.