Hurricane seasons getting longer, stronger along SC coast, scientist says

Hurricane seasons getting longer, stronger along SC coast, scientist says

SOUTH CAROLINA — Scientists say hurricane season is getting longer and the storms are getting stronger each time.

The coast of South Carolina has seen three destructive hurricanes in three years -- Matthew, Irma, and Florence.

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Dr. Lee Lindler from the College of Charleston has been researching storms for 30 years. He says he believes a variety of modern factors like rising sea temperatures are cause for concern.

"If wind shear and all the other parameters stay the same, then you would definitely expect to see a significant increase in the number of days you have intense hurricanes," Lindler said.

Lindler says it is impossible to predict what the 2019 hurricane season will look like, but he suggests you and your family get prepared now.