The hurricane season is just eight weeks away, and the forecast is calling for a "significantly above average" season.
"The long-term average is about 10 tropical storms that develop into six hurricanes, two of them with intense winds above 110 mph. Last year, the tropics produced 15 named storms that grew into nine hurricanes, six of them intense."
Here is a list of names that were chosen for the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season:
Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Dennis, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katrina, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Phillipe, Rita, Stan, Tammy, Vince, Wilma
This year, if a hurricane does come close to Miami, local hotels have been asked to NOT send hotel guests to city shelters. Hotels have been asked to make arrangement in advance with inland hotels that can accommodate their guests.
In 2004, Miami Beach hotels were evacuated twice, and the conditions at city shelters got to be pretty smelly.