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Hurricane Season Begins: 2014 Season

Our six-month break is over.  Hurricane season is here again.

The question remains... will our lucky streak run out?  The last time we got a direct hit was back in 1979 with Hurricane David. 

Well, scientists are saying 2014 is going to be a quiet season.  You, however, should NOT  let your guard down.  All it takes is one single landfall to cause destruction. 

As it turns out, we are not the only lucky ones.  The U.S. hasn't had a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) make landfall since October 2005 when Wilma hit southwest Florida. 

A lucky streak like this is unprecedented going back to 1900.  As of the start of this hurricane season, the span will be 3,142 days since the last US major hurricane landfall.  The previous span was about 2 1/2 years shorter. 

Some say this stretch has its faults.  Experts worry that residents won't heed warnings. 

Just ask yourself now... what you do if a hurricane warning was in effect?  What if you were told to evacuate... would you be ready?  Would you even go?

Remember, all it takes is one single storm.  One single storm will leave its mark on history. 

Here's the list of names for the 2014 season:

Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred







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