Hurricanes are feared storms for good reasons. These deadlystorms can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and extendseveral hundred miles inland. Hurricanes can produce windsexceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes. Storm surgesalong the coast and extensive damage from heavy rainfall are alsopart of the destructive forces from hurricanes.

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Fortunately, Colorado State University researchers and theNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) ClimatePrediction Center have predicted a well below-average hurricaneseason for the Atlantic basin in 2015, citing the likelydevelopment of a strong El Niño event as well as continuedunfavorable hurricane formation conditions in the tropicalAtlantic.

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[Related: NOAA predicts below-normal Atlantic hurricaneseason]

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The CSU TropicalMeteorology Project team is calling for eight named stormsduring the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs fromJune 1 to Nov. 30. The eight named storms that are predictedinclude Ana, which developed in early May. Of thoseeight named storms, researchers expect three to become hurricanesand one to reach major hurricane strength (Saffir/Simpson category3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

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Did you know that September is the most common month forhurricanes making landfall in the U.S.? August and October are thenext most common months for hurricanes, according to aNOAA analysis of data covering the years 1851 to2011.

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Here are the 10 costliest hurricanes to make landfall in theU.S., according to Verisk's Property Claim Services, based on theirinsured losses, adjusted for inflation.

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Hurricane Frances mud slide

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Workers try to clear a mud slide on Interstate 40 outside ofBlack Mountain, N.C., after the remnants of Hurricane Francesbrought heavy rains and flooding to the area. (AP Photo/ChuckBurton)

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10. Hurricane Frances

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Date: Sept. 3-9, 2004

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States impacted: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, NewYork, South Caroline

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Estimated insured loss

  • $4,595 billion (when occurred)
  • $5,583 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Rita damage

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Ronald Nunez stands outside of a trailer his family boughtafter Hurricane Rita destroyed his home in 2005, only to see itdamaged by Hurricane Ike three years later in Cameron, La. (APPhoto/Patrick Semansky)

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9. Hurricane Rita

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Date: Sept. 20-26, 2005

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States impacted: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas

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Estimated insured loss

  • $5,627 billion (when occurred)
  • $6,624 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Hugo tree graveyard

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A tree graveyard on Bull Island after Hurricane Hugo.(Robert D. Howell / Shutterstock)

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8. Hurricane Hugo

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Date: Sept. 17-22, 1989

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States impacted: Georgia, North Carolina, PuertoRico, South Carolina, Virginia

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Estimated insured loss

  • $4,195 billion (when occurred)
  • $7,055 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Ivan debris

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(Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock)

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7. Hurricane Ivan

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Date: Sept. 15-21,2004

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States impacted: Alabama, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, NewJersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, WestVirginia

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Estimated insured loss

  • $7,110 billion (when occurred)
  • $8,639 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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An abandoned home damaged by Hurricane Charley

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An abandoned home damaged by Hurricane Charley in Arcadia,Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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6. Hurricane Charley

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Date: Aug. 13-14, 2004

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States impacted: Florida, North Carolina, SouthCarolina

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Estimated insured loss

  • $7,475 billion (when occurred)
  • $9,083 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Willma

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(Claudio Lovo / Shutterstock)

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5. Hurricane Wilma

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Date: Oct. 24, 2005

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State impacted: Florida

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Estimated insured loss

  • $10,300 billion (when occurred)
  • $12,125 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Ike

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(Shutterstock)

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4. Hurricane Ike

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Date: Sept. 12-14, 2008

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States impacted: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana,Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas

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Estimated insured loss

  • $12,500 billion (when occurred)
  • $13,539 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Sandy aftermath in Breezy Point, NY

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Burned houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in BreezyPoint, NY. More than 80 houses were destroyed in an out-of-controlsix-alarm blaze. (Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock)

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3. Hurricane Sandy

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Date: Oct. 28-31, 2012

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States impacted: Connecticut, District ofColumbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire,New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia,Vermont, West Virginia

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Estimated insured loss

  • $18,750 billion (when occurred)
  • $19,307 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Andrew damage

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(Joseph Sohm / Shuttterstock)

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2. Hurricane Andrew

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Date: Aug. 24-26, 1992

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States impacted: Florida, Louisiana

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Estimated insured loss

  • $15,500 billion (when occurred)
  • $23,785 billion (in 2014 dollars)

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Hurricane Katrina

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(Shutterstock)

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1. Hurricane Katrina

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Date: Aug. 25-30, 2005

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States impacted: Alabama, Florida, Georgia,Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

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Estimated insured loss

  • $41,100 billion (when occurred)
  • $48,383 billion (in 2014 dollars)

[Related: No. 1 reason for travel insurance? Fears ofhurricanes, says survey]

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