The Caribbean can expect as many as 11 Atlantic hurricanes
College Park, Md.- The Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and other tropical storm-prone areas had better get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast Thursday, AP reports.
NOAA said there’ll be 13 to 20 named Atlantic storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that become major hurricanes.
It said there is a 70 percent chance that this year will be more active than an average hurricane season.
“If you live in hurricane prone areas along the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico coasts, “This is your warning,” acting NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan said.
A normal year has 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major storms with winds over 110 mph. Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters say.
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