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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Although it’s been quiet in the tropics the past few weeks, do not let you guard down. Meteorologist John Gerard says the busiest part of the season is still ahead of us.

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Since we got off to a quick start, many assumed it was going to be an extremely busy season – and it still might be.

However, there is no connection to what occurs early in the season with how the rest of the season will transpire.

We have seen, however, the earliest third named storm (Colin) and the earliest fourth named storm (Danielle) on record for the Atlantic Basin, which reminded us that we need to be prepared.

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Don’t let this quiet July fool you!

In fact, you should take this opportunity to review your plans, and make sure your safety kits are up to date because activity usually increases dramatically by August.

If history means anything, we should expect this calm July – so far – to become much more active in the weeks and months ahead.

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So be alert, remain ready and stay tuned to the CBS4 weather team for the latest on the tropics!