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Hurricane Preparation for 2017

The 2017 hurricane season started last week running from June 1 through the end of November. Depending on which forecast you prefer to reference, the 2017 season will be higher than average with 11 to 17 named storms with 5 to 9 of those becoming hurricanes and 2 to 4 of those becoming a category 3 or greater.

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Hurricane Preparation for 2015

The 2015 hurricane season has started. It runs from June 1 through the end of November. Accuweather is forecasting another below normal year for hurricanes. They predict 8 tropical storms, 4 hurricanes, 1 major hurricane, and 2 to 3 that will make landfall. This year’s number is slightly lower than last year’s predictions. Like last year, the reason for the below normal storms predicted is attributed to El Nino wind patterns that tilt the spinning air which inhibits the formation of storms, as well as drier than normal air and cooler water temperatures in the Atlantic.

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