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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, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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It's that time of the week when I have an urge to put a new poll on this forum.

Question is what city is the most Prone/Overdue Major city on the USA Atlantic Coast.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Charleston, SC. The last one was in Sept. '89, Hurricane Hugo. I know because I was there in Beaufort Naval Hosp. and had to tape all those fricking windows!
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Houston
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Miami is statistically in the most vulnerable spot I believe. But NYC is the most overdue for a hurricane I've heard before too.

Surprised NOLA isn't on this list, especially since it's in Gustav's predicted path of influence right now.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Miami is actually in the most unfortunate position for number of hurricanes and the strength of hurricanes in the country..

Some people will say New Orleans because of Katrina, but Miami has been hit by that level of intensity a lot more often than New Orleans..

Miami is a guarentee hit every year for a few tropical storms or hurricanes, its practically a way of life there...
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Miami
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Miami.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Ya'll can't forget Naples or Key West either.....they can get hit with some as well.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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Houston is 20 miles inland.

Personally, I think it's New Orleans.

What people don't realize is that Katrina was a Category 2-3 when it hit NO, and the city was spared the worst quadrant of the storm. Yet the flooding was terrible.

While everybody pointed fingers at FEMA (And rightfully so), nobody really paid attention to the fact that the city and state governments also did abysmal jobs. Large-scale emergency plans had been devised, and were never used. The fact that the mayor didn't even call for an evacuation until a day before, when Katrina was churning up the Gulf as a Category 5, it tells you a lot. Yet, every disaster expert was predicting the same scenario that actually happened.

There hasn't been significant change in local government. The state has a new governor who is a real go-getter, but three years just isn't enough time to make adequate changes.

A category 4-5 would wipe New Orleans off the map.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Houston is 20 miles inland.

Personally, I think it's New Orleans.

What people don't realize is that Katrina was a Category 2-3 when it hit NO, and the city was spared the worst quadrant of the storm. Yet the flooding was terrible.

While everybody pointed fingers at FEMA (And rightfully so), nobody really paid attention to the fact that the city and state governments also did abysmal jobs. Large-scale emergency plans had been devised, and were never used. The fact that the mayor didn't even call for an evacuation until a day before, when Katrina was churning up the Gulf as a Category 5, it tells you a lot. Yet, every disaster expert was predicting the same scenario that actually happened.

There hasn't been significant change in local government. The state has a new governor who is a real go-getter, but three years just isn't enough time to make adequate changes.

A category 4-5 would wipe New Orleans off the map.
While it might not be a cat 4-5 this could still pose some major problems, big uncertainty at this time though a good link

FOXNews.com - Gulf Coast Residents Prepare for Tropical Storm Gustav Threat on Cusp of Katrina Anniversary - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
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