Forecasters Project More Hurricane Activity

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Colorado researchers are offering a grim outlook on hurricanes, even as survivors of Katrina continue to wait for help.

Not only is the hurricane season in the Atlantic basin only half over, but experts also predict even more storm activity for the rest of the season.

Katrina first made landfall Aug. 25 along Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward County line, then swirled around before slamming into Louisiana four days later.

Colorado State University researcher Philip Klotzbach says the active season is "far from over," and that "near-record levels" of tropical cyclone activity will strike by the end of the year.

Klotzbach and fellow researcher William Gray say there's a 43 percent chance of another intense hurricane this month, well above average.


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