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Florida Escapes Another Season With No Hurricane


Monday was the final day of the Atlantic hurricane season. The day marks a decade with no hurricanes making landfall in Florida.

The quiet hurricane season was no surprise. Forecasters had predicted fewer storms than average. In May National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials predicted six-to-11 named storms, with three-to-six expected to become hurricanes. And they weren’t far off. Officials named 11 storms. Four turned into hurricanes and two of those turned into major hurricanes. Tropical Storm Erika threatened the state in August but weakened before reaching Florida. Forecasters warn hurricanes can form outside of the typical season.

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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