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SLIDESHOW: Top ten misconceptions about hurricanes

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Hurricane season is in full swing as two storms swirl in the Atlantic Ocean. 

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Fiona is holding as a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean, while Tropical Depression #7 has formed near Africa. That system is expected to strengthen, and it could become a tropical storm as early as Monday night. It could become a hurricane later in the week.

If it continues to form, it will be given the name Gaston.

RELATED: 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Names

Monday marked the launch of The Weather’s Channel’s annual “Hurricane Week,” which spotlights one of Mother Nature’s most turbulent and unpredictable natural disasters.

Hurricane Specialist Michael Lowry compiled a list of the top ten hurricane misconceptions. The list includes hurricane naming, storm strength and even misconception that could make the storm deadlier for you.


MOBILE USERS: Click here to see the Top Ten Hurricane Misconceptions

The Weather Channel also recently launched a new series called "Top Ten" which looks at some of the world’s biggest weather related topics each week.

"Weather is inherently fascinating,” said Howard Sappington, vice president, programming for The Weather Channel. “For over three decades our team at The Weather Channel has been tracking, studying and reporting on the environment around us, and ‘Top Ten’ allows us to look back and celebrate spectacular weather moments.”

RELATED SLIDESHOW: Top 10 weather-related phobias

For more information on The Weather Channel's weekly “Top Ten” Series, click here.

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