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Upcoming season will see increased number of hurricanes, says AccuWeather

Posted On Fri, March 12, 2010

The upcoming hurricane season that gets underway on June 1 may bring with it an increased volume of storms that make landfall on U.S. soil and potentially cause serious damage, according to

a team of meteorologists from the weather service have released their 2010 Hurricane Forecast, which predicts that the Atlantic Basin will see a total of 15 tropical storms between June 1 and November 30.

Of those, it is expected that seven will make landfall with the U.S. coast - with 2-3 of them making "major landfalls" - and that five of the storms will develop into hurricanes.

"This year has the chance to be an extreme season," said Joe Bastardi, the chief long-range meteorologist and hurricane forecaster for AccuWeather. "It is certainly much more like 2008 than 2009 as far as the overall threat to the United States' East and Gulf coasts."

There are usually 11 tropical storms throughout a normal hurricane season.

For homeowners living in many coastal towns off of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, hurricanes are an unfortunate reality and must be planned for accordingly.

In light of the dire forecasts for 2010, any homeowners who have not taken out a proper home insurance policy may want to look online and find the coverage that best suits their situation and protects them against any damages this hurricane season.ADNFCR-2297-ID-19667422-ADNFCR

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