Hur­ri­canes

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The At­lantic has had only one named storm since the start of hur­ri­cane sea­son June 1, which was Barry. It’s the fewest named storms be­tween June 1 and Aug. 15 since 1999.

NOAA’s up­dated 2019 At­lantic Hur­ri­cane Sea­son Out­look now calls for 10-17 named storms, of which 5-9 could be­come hur­ri­canes, in­clud­ing 2-4 ma­jor hur­ri­canes.

“We’re not out of the woods yet by any means with hur­ri­canes,” Vallee said, not­ing the typ­i­cal im­pact in the Le­high Val­ley is the rain and flood­ing as­pects of any storms.

“Un­less it’s some­thing su­per anoma­lous like Su­per­storm Sandy, rain is al­ways the big­gest is­sue for the Le­high Val­ley if these storms ride up the coast or track in­land. Given how wet it’s been this year it won’t take much to cre­ate a lot of flood­ing just

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