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Forecasters Predict Busy Hurricane Season

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Forecasters at Colorado State University say this year's hurricane season might be worst than the last.

According to the study, the chances the U.S. are hit with a major storm this year are about 70 percent greater than last year, when Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast.

The team calls for 18 named storms during the hurricane season, which falls between June 1 and Nov. 30. Nine of those are expected to become hurricanes and four of those major hurricanes with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater.

People who live and work in eastern Sussex County say the report could be a sign of things to come.

"I hope we have Rehoboth Beach for a couple of more years," said Zachary Anderson. "I'd like to enjoy it a little bit longer."

According to the report, there is a 48 percent chance the U.S. East Coast will be hit by a major storm this year.

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