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Here are the insights insurance pros and policyholders need to know to navigate the 2021 hurricane season.

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In this NASA handout image taken by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west, seen from the International Space Station on September 10, 2018. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

(Bloomberg) — The Atlantic hurricane season is poised to be another wild one, with forecasters predicting an above-average 17 named storms sweeping out of the basin.

In the first of four seasonal forecasts, Colorado State University said eight of those storms will become hurricanes, and four will grow into major systems with winds of at least 111 miles (179 kilometers) per hour. At this time last year, Colorado State predicted an above-average 16 storms for 2020. Ultimately, a record 30 formed, including 12 that struck the U.S.

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