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NOAA Trims Forecast for Hurricane Season

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, reducint the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of those hurricanes to be major, which means that the  winds are greater than 110 mph. The NOAA updated forecast also predicts 13 to 19 named storms this year.

But just because a storm is not technically classified "major", doesn't mean it can't do lots of damage. Last year, Hurricane Sandy,which made landfall on the Northeast U.S. Coast as a Category 2,  is evidence of that, Bell said. The storm caused hundreds of miles of flooding, killing 286 people and causing $68 billion in damage.