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Prepare for ‘active’ hurricane season, experts say

| Hansen Hasenberg
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an “above-normal” hurricane season. On May 23, NOAA announced they are forecasting a range of 17 to 25 total storms (winds of 39 mph or higher) with eight to 13 becoming hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). Additionally, the organization says four to seven of those hurricanes could be classified as “major,” meaning category 3, 4 or 5 (with winds of 111 mph or higher).
Hurricane season 2024 promises to be active, with over 20 named storms and nearly a dozen hurricanes predicted.


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