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View Poll Results: Most Hurricane Prone City??
Jacksonville, FL 1 1.09%
Miami, FL 61 66.30%
Houston, TX 6 6.52%
Tampa, FL 2 2.17%
Charleston, SC 3 3.26%
Wilmington, NC 1 1.09%
Virginia Beach Area, VA 0 0%
New York City, NY 4 4.35%
Boston, MA 3 3.26%
Other 11 11.96%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-27-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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What about Mobile,AL, I wonder if the city is a big hurricane target
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Definitely Miami since it is located near the tip of the Florida peninsula & the southern-most largest city in the nation [except Honolulu] is the most vulnerable to hurricanes.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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Miami
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston
There is a city not named plus 4 other cities on the poll that are more prone than Houston.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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I remember reading awhile back ago that Cape Hatteras in North Carolina has been affected by hurricanes more than any city in the country since the late 1800's, something like that. Can't remember where I read it but I'll see if I can dig it up later.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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Miami.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Here we go. For what it's worth this is all hurricane affected areas, not just the US. Also, it doesn't go by direct hits but affected cities. An affected city is one that's within 60 miles of a hurricane.

The Grand Cayman Islands topped the last at 62 times, Cape Hatteras is 5th with 55, Naples, FL is 50th with 44.

http://www.hurricanecity.com/Rank.htm (broken link)
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I can't- Houston + a big Hurricane = a ridiculous amount of urban flooding. It's the largest, super-flat city listed.

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Old 08-27-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hatteras, NC

Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area gets its fair share too.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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Just an FYI New Orleans is not on the list because, it had Katrina. Even if Gustav did hit again, it would be awful but not many people have even moved back and infastructure is very poor. It is Vulnurable indeed but is it really overdo??
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