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This satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. EDT, and released by the NOAA, shows Hurricane Joaquin of the Bahamas. The Category 4 storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the eastern and central Bahamas. (NOAA via AP)

(Bloomberg) – The Atlantic should have a near-average storm season, producing four to eight hurricanes before it ends in November, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Kathryn Sullivan.

Ten to 16 named storms are likely for the season that officially starts June 1, the agency said. A system gets a name when its winds reach 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour and it becomes a tropical storm.

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