According to NOAA the 2009 hurricane season officially started June 1. They are predicting 7-14 named hurricanes in the Atlantic. They estimate that 35 million people will be affected by hurricanes this year.
How to cope? Be prepared (seehttp://nhc.boulder.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml) and buy a book:
A Saving Hurricane
Irony: the NOAA is headquartered in Boulder, CO far away from any hurricanes. They predict them--you live through them.