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March 6, 2021
Hurricane Season Ends With a Whimper
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The cautions were out for another rough stretch of hurricanes this year, but the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season is winding down with a whimper.

Friday is the official end of the season. As long as no more storms develop before then, there will have been just one hurricane, Humberto, which struck the U.S. during the June-to-November period. Humberto is blamed for one death and 30 million dollars in damage.

In all, there were five hurricanes this season. That's a far cry from the seven to 10 hurricanes forecast.

Forecasters and emergency managers are actually concerned. They say when there's an easy hurricane season, people tend to get complacent and forego the preparations in future years.

Two major hurricanes did form this year, they just missed the U.S., hitting Mexico and Central America.

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