In preparation for hurricane season, which began on June 1, the Minerals Management Service has established a web site that brings together extensive hurricane-related information and resources. The web site is designed to describe and explain improvements instituted since Hurricane Season 2005, when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita cut a destructive path through the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi. These operational enhancements focus on personnel safety, environmental protection, and energy security, and include reporting procedures for offshore operators.  These practices were developed in collaboration with industry and many of the new requirements have already been implemented.  The website will be updated throughout the season with all available information regarding hurricane activity related to Gulf of Mexico energy operations.  Click here to visit the site.