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Historically September is the peak time for hurricanes in the Caribbean. Yet this 2020 there is only one more name on the list of names published by the National Hurricane Center. 20 named storms have come our way. Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy and Vicky were named in the past seven days. Only Wilfred remains on the 2020 Atlantic Tropical Names list.

Early on the year, the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had forecast 2020 would be one of the most active seasons in the past two decades. On 5 August, the NOAA forecast there would be 19 to 25 named storms. Named storms are those with winds of 38 mph (61km/h) or greater. Of these 7-11 are forecast to become hurricanes or one that has winds of 74mph (119km/h) or greater. The hurricane season ends 30 November.

Historically, in the Dominican Republic, all hurricanes have...

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