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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a 70 percent chance of Florida receiving between 5 to 9 hurricanes this season. The forecast is predicted with the help of the National Hurricane Center, whose primary hurricane data comes from Florida State University’s Superensemble system.

Gov. Rick Scott speaking during the 32nd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference.
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While Hurricane Season is two weeks ago, Florida is already starting to see tropical depressions and bands of heavy rain across the state. And, looking back at the 2017 season, officials want to make sure not only are stakeholders prepared this year, but Florida’s citizens as well.

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The former head of the National Hurricane Center has some last minute tips for Floridians preparing for Irma.

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/MGN

The head of the National Hurricane Center has a message for those who could be impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.

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Storm surge is often seen as one of the deadliest effects of tropical cyclones and can cause dangerous flooding. With Hurricane Season about to be upon us, meteorologists are now out with a new tool to help better forecast storm surge.

Around the State

Attorney General Pam Bondi is launching a new anti-human trafficking training today in Tallahassee.  Bondi has continually pushed for measures to combat human trafficking in the state.  Ryan Benk reports from the event.

NASA Earth Observatory

Friday marks the end of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season. It produced nineteen storms with three hitting Florida.

For the past few years, Atlantic air currents have saved Florida from severe hurricanes. That’s according to Erik Salna with the International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University.

“So many storms have been formed, but so many of them stayed off shore because they all curved away from the U.S coast line.” Salna said.