HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS

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There is not need to worry about the return of "SANDY", but "ARTHUR" and others which are sure to follow is another story. The first hurricane will begin with the letter a and then follow in alphabetical order.

As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins, here are several things to know. It's now a decade later since the historic 2004 hurricane season, when four hurricanes affected Florida for the first time since record-keeping began: Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.

There were 15 named storms that season, nine of which were hurricanes. But those four hurricanes remain among the top 10 costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S.

National Hurricane Center forecasters expect a slower-than-usual Atlantic hurricane season, with eight to 13 tropical storms and three to six hurricanes. However, scientists can't say if any storms will strike the U.S. during the six-month season that starts June 1.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/