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Rick Scott to visit Tampa ahead of storm

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As Tropical Depression 9 churns toward the Sunshine State, Gov. Rick Scott plans to visit Tampa’s Emergency Operations Center. There, he’ll be “briefed on the storm’s potential impacts to the area,” a news release said. His revised daily schedule shows him at the East Hanna Avenue location at 5 p.m. It could strengthen to a named tropical storm by later today, either Hermine or Ian. The National Hurricane Center has the storm track going through the Tampa Bay area, the Nature…

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Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

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U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlook Friday called for a near-normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four “major” ones with winds reaching 111 mph and up.…

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