The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30. Martin County Emergency Management is reminding residents about the importance of being prepared and developing a family disaster plan should a hurricane threaten to hit our area. Martin County has designated specific times on local radio when residents can tune in to get information for our area from the Emergency Operations Center. During a declared emergency, residents can obtain Martin County-specific information by tuning to WQCS-88.9 FM at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Residents can also listen to WSTU 1450 AM throughout the day. Local information is also available on MCTV on Comcast Channel 20 and on U-verse Channel 99.