Cities Most Overdue For A Hurricane
Weather Channel researchers put together a list of the cities that are most overdue for a direct hit by a hurricane.
Take a look at the list:
5. Tampa, Fla.
The city’s population has increased about 20 times to 3 million since the last time a hurricane struck there in 1921.
The shallow Atlantic waters off the southeastern United States make the Georgia coast extremely vulnerable to storm surge that could penetrate several miles inland in a major hurricane.
3. New York City
New York has not seen a hurricane in 118 years, making residents complacent.
2. San Diego, Calif.
Only one hurricane is known to have directly hit the California coast with hurricane-force winds.
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
Records do not show a hurricane ever striking the city, but officials are preparing for the occurrence.
The study looked at vulnerable cities that have gone the longest without a direct hit from the core of a significant hurricane.