MIAMI, FLA. -- June 1 marked the official start of the season Floridians love to hate - hurricane season.
While the early signs indicate that there won't be any jack-rabbit jumps in named storm activity, and that the season will be one of normal activity, people should make very sure they don't get complacent.
All it takes is one factor dropping out of line to throw the most meticulous forecast out the window.
Officials say they expect some moderating effects from relatively cooler waters in the Atlantic, and the chance that the El Nino will pulse back into life.
On the other hand, even the most moderate of seasons doesn't mean much when a major storm makes landfall where you live.
Forecasters say regardless of how great or how small you think your chances may be of dealing with one of these storms, there is always a chance.
Be ready for it.
Hurricane season comes to its official close November 30.