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04/13/2013 07:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

2013 Hurricane Forecast: 9 Hurricanes, 18 Named Storms

Naples, UNITED STATES:  Palm trees at a hotel bend in the fierce winds, 24 October, 2005, as Hurricane Wilma slams into Naple
Naples, UNITED STATES: Palm trees at a hotel bend in the fierce winds, 24 October, 2005, as Hurricane Wilma slams into Naples, Florida. Hurricane Wilma pounded Florida with torrential rain and some of the strongest winds in its arsenal early Monday as it came ashore in the southern US state, threatening death and destruction. An Air Force reconnaissance plane measured Wilma's winds at 193 kilometers (120 miles) an hour, slightly weaker than when it made landfall, but still making a strong category three storm. 'It made landfall at 6:30 (1030 GMT) at Cape Romano,' Eric Blake, an official with the National Hurricane Center, told AFP.Cape Romano is about 32 kilometers (20 miles) west of Everglades City, Florida. Landfall marks the official arrival of a hurricane's when the center of its eye reaches land. Quiet usually reigns in the eye of such a storm, with no significant winds, which resume with a vengeance with the back wall of the eye hits land. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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