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Hurricane Season Starts

Hurricane season starts today amid questions about the nation's readiness for another big storm.

The pressure is on for New Orleans residents who are still putting new roofs on houses wrecked by Katrina last summer.

Many say they're too focused on recovering to be worried about what might happen this year.

It could be another busy season.

Director Max Mayfield at the National Hurricane Center in Miami says we're in an active period for hurricanes that could last a decade or longer.

But he hopes a new way of presenting hurricane forecasts will convince people to prepare, even though they're far from a storm's center.

Many local emergency managers who gathered at a recent meeting in Florida worry FEMA isn't ready for what's coming.

Some say FEMA's new chief seems qualified but question whether he'll get the support he needs from Washington.


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