NEW YORK -- The official forecast for the 2002 hurricane season:
more active than normal with nine to 13 named storms, including six
to eight hurricanes and two to three major hurricanes.
The official hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30,
and government and emergency officials are busy tweaking their
They warned that coastal residents, who have escaped a hurricane
strike for two years, may run out of luck this year.