(NORTH CAROLINA NETWORK NEWS) — Hurricane Preparedness Week starts today and Governor Roy Cooper says emergency managers have their eye on the potential for such storms even as they are dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Cooper says the state will have to plan for sheltering storm evacuees in a way where they can maintain proper social distancing measures. The 2020 hurricane season will follow four unusually active years for numbers of storms and ferocity. Six Category 5 hurricanes have formed beginning with Matthew in 2016, followed by 2017’s Irma and Maria, 2018’s Michael and 2019’s Dorian and Lorenzo. State officials urge residents to prepare their emergency kit now before the hurricane season begins. Visit ReadyNC.org for tips on building your home’s emergency kit.