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(AP) — The director of the National Hurricane Center said Friday that Haiti’s ability to respond to a tropical storm while still reeling from a January 2010 earthquake remains his top concern for the Atlantic hurricane season.  “I don’t feel comfortable that, should there be a direct hit, there would be the capacity to shelter everybody in a safe place,” director Bill Read said at the end of the weeklong Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference.  The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and U.S. government forecasters expect it to be an above average season.  As many as 18 named tropical storms are expected to develop before the season ends Nov. 30, and three to six of those could strengthen into major hurricanes with top winds of 111 mph or higher, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

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