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Saturday marks official start of hurricane season

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CRANSTON, R.I. -

The aftermath of Sandy showed exactly what kind of devastation a hurricane can leave in its wake, and as hurricane season officially began on Saturday the threat for another storm of Sandy's caliber is once again upon us.

The threat however is just that a threat, and as Storm Team 10 Meteorologist Kelly Bates points out "it's always good to be prepared for any storm here in Southern New England, but in terms of whether or not we would see another Superstorm sandy. We're really just going to have to wait and see."

So don't panic but do prepare.

Both Rhode Island and Massachusetts have websites with preparedness tips.

These tips include having an evacuation plan, a hurricane kit, and a radio to keep track of any news or weather updates.

It is also important to remember that while there may not be another Sandy, we should always be prepared and on the lookout for dangerous storms.

And even without a "superstorm" it looks like it will be a busy season with the NOAA predicting there could be a dozen hurricanes this season, half of which could be a category 3 or higher.

So stay alert and listen to authorities so that if a storm passes through you can be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.

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