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2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook issued by NOAA

Residents Nathan Ogdon and Julia Schittko walk along flooded Water Street in Wilmington, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 as Hurricane Matthew moves into the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and the National Hurricane Center just issued its prediction today.

The forecast calls for 11-17 Named Storms including 5-9 Hurricanes and 2-4 Major Hurricanes (Category 3 or Higher).

Remember, the first storm of the season has already come and gone in the middle of April as Tropical Storm Arlene developed in the middle of the Atlantic. The next storm up will be Bret.

This is the time to develop your action plan and have your hurricane supply kit at the ready. We always try to remind people that it only takes one storm to strike the U.S. in order for there to be a bad season.

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