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Slow hurricane season predicted; possible El Nino return

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Federal forecasters are predicting a slower than usual hurricane season this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released on Thursday the agency's outlook for the six-month storm season that begins June 1.

NOAA says expect 8-13 storms and of that three to six hurricanes including one-two storms of category three or higher. The potential for El Nino is great, a change to the currents of the Pacific Ocean. El Nino is a band of warm ocean water temperatures that develop off the Pacific coast of South America.

Forecasters got it wrong last year when they predicted an unusually busy hurricane season. Just 13 named storms and two hurricanes - both of them a Category 1 - formed, and no major hurricanes with winds over 110 mph.

Colorado State University researchers have forecast nine named storms, with just three expected to become hurricanes and one major storm.

Officials also will roll out high-resolution maps that will show people where to expect storm surge.

NOAA officials say they have learned a lot from Superstorm Sandy. Storm surge can be devastating and preparing for it can save lives. NOAA warns residents to take all storms seriously. One officials said only 6 inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult.

New York City's Office of Emergency Management has launched a public-awareness campaign to encourage residents to be ready for storms. Three million New Yorkers live in one of six flood zones. The city wants locals to make sure they know what zone, if any, they live in. CLICK HERE to find out.

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