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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

 
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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I would have to say Miami, FL is the most Hurricane Prone city. It being in extreme South Florida, and being on the Atlantic side of Florida, even a passing hurricane could clip Miami and give them damage.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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10 feet? I think it's like 1 inch a year, which is still a considerable amount. I believe that they're ameliorating that by building back up the water table.

By the way, remember This Is Spinal Tap? The Stonehenge scene? "I said 18 feet!" "No, you said 18 inches. Here's the diagram. That's an inch mark."
Yea, 10' did sound really excessive, as does 1" for that matter. This is from a NY Times article on a sinking Houston:

Moreover, downtown Houston is sinking fast, too. A recent computer simulation of the process suggested that it could sink 14 feet more by the year 2020 if nothing but ground water was used to satisfy future demand.

Though the article did say the city was taking steps to slow this, like you mentioned. It will be good for that city to slow down built development and think its natural environment.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Sort of weird that this thread started like only a week before this new Hurricane Gustav that looks like it is going to hit New Orleans pretty hard. Send your prayers, thoughts, wishes, etc.... to the folks of New Orleans and the Gulf region. Its sad to see them having to go through evacuations all over again, but better to save a life then risk it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I wonder if the hurricane does more damage than Katrina did, are they gonna rebuild again knowing that it can stike NO again next year.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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This poll is about what city is more prone to hurricanes, not more vulnerable. Miami is abviousley most prone because where its located, Tampa is most vunerable due to how its located; on a bay.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Florida Hurricane Info

Take a look at the map of coastal strike probability, towards the bottom right.

The city most prone to hurricanes in FL is Miami, 1 in 6 odds.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Florida Hurricane Info

Take a look at the map of coastal strike probability, towards the bottom right.

The city most prone to hurricanes in FL is Miami, 1 in 6 odds.
And that's because not only is it at the lower part of the state, but it is on the Atlantic Coast side, where most of the hurricanes hit.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I live near Pensacola and we get more than our share here. At least Miami doesn't have to worry about the ones that form in the gulf, we have to worry about the ones in the gulf and the atlantic. The peninsula doesn't provide much of a buffer for us.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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That's true too! South Florida and the Florida Panhandle are the two most hurricane proned AREAS in Florida.
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