Atlantic hurricane season starts Thursday

Here is what you should have in your hurricane supply kit.

Although there are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time, hurricane season begins Thursday.

It runs through Nov. 30, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The Tampa Bay area has a number of different agencies that have started preparations for hurricane season.

Related: NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season in 2017

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Tampa Electric invests more than $55 million each year for severe weather, which includes infrastructure replacement, tree trimming and pole inspections.

Here is a complete list of hurricane supplies

The company is holding a guided tour Wednesday of the Energy Control Center (ECC), which serves as the nerve center for restoration activities after a storm. It can also travel into the heart of damaged areas and serve as mobile headquarters.

Tampa Electric is also giving tours to its new fold-out rigid temporary shelters (FORTS).

Pasco County Administrator Dan Biles and Emergency Services Director Kevin Guthrie are also holding a separate news conference Wednesday morning on the county’s hurricane preparations.

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