Busier hurricane season forecast by NOAA

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A 100-gallon propane tank lies in the middle of a field Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Yigo, Guam, after Typhoon Mawar passed over the island. (

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An attendee to the Zephyr Insurance Hurricane Readiness Drill at the Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay on Wednesday, checks out some of the emergency supplies items that are available.

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Padraic Gallagher, the director of Disaster Services at the Red Cross Kaua‘i, offers suggestions for responding to natural disasters, more specifically hurricanes, during the Pyramid Insurance Hurricane Readiness Drill on Wednesday at Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay.

HONOLULU — Four to seven tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes, are predicted for the central Pacific hurricane region for the 2023 season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Outlook released Thursday during a press conference in Honolulu.