Coronavirus makes planning for an active hurricane season even harder


People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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Disaster officials in the midst of responding to the coronavirus pandemic now have another potential crisis to worry about: hurricane season.

The National Hurricane Center predicted Thursday that it will be an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, with between 13 and 19 named storms. Forecasters said three to six major hurricanes with winds of more than 111 miles per hour could form during the season, which officially begins on June 1.  

The Atlantic has already produced Tropical Storm Arthur, which brushed the…


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