June 1: 2012 Hurricane Season Starts

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The Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) encouraged Canadians to prepare for the 2012 hurricane season, which starts June 1. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes and 1-3 major hurricanes for this season. In an average year, the CHC responds to four or five tropical cyclone events, with one or two of those affecting Canadian soil. Follow Environment Canada’s hurricane bulletins at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca, on Weatheradio or through local media.