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Another busy US hurricane season expected

Another busy US hurricane season expected

Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season.
Thursday's outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.
The prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is more than what's considered an average Atlantic season.
Last year was the third-busiest on record with 19 named storms. Ten became hurricanes and were two major storms, with winds over 111 mph (178 kph).
That included Sandy, which caused $50 billion in damage even though it lost hurricane status when it made landfall in New Jersey.
The last time a major hurricane made landfall in the U.S. was Wilma in 2005. The seven year U.S. landfall drought is the longest on record.
The season starts June 1.


Updated : 2021-05-17 20:35 GMT+08:00