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Hurricane season, which starts this week, will probably be stronger than usual

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Eight out of the 10 costliest hurricanes in the US have happened since 2004.

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Katrina was the costliest hurricane to hit the US, causing $156.3 billion in insured and uninsured damage in 2005.

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Among the 10 costliest hurricanes in the US since 1980, only Andrew and Hugo happened before 2004.

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Usually, there are up to 12 storms each year, with six turning into hurricanes. This season should have up to 17 storms and up to nine hurricanes.

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