- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials are urging residents to prepare for hurricane season.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says three to six hurricanes are expected to affect the Atlantic Coast this year and that people should take steps to be ready for severe weather.

Residents are urged to put together a disaster-supply kit that includes water, food, infant needs, medications, first-aid supplies and other basics for household members.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday. Peak hurricane season is from mid-August to late October.

Chafee reminds residents that Superstorm Sandy in 2012 created widespread devastation and affected some 300,000 people in Rhode Island.

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