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Officials to release hurricane season forecast

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A forecast for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will be announced on Wednesday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will announce its initial outlook for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season during a news conference in New Orleans.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be on hand along with Joen Nimmich, FEMA's Deputy Administrator. NOAA will also highlight new products designed to combat the deadly effects of storm surge and announce new modeling advancements.

June 1 marks the first day of the 2015 hurricane season. This week has been proclaimed as “Hurricane Preparedness Week,” a week to organize an emergency plan for families and businesses.

Wednesday's press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the New Orleans Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness' (NOHSEP) Emergency Operations Center.

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