10 States Most Likely to Get Hit by a Hurricane

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Florida

Florida is the most extensive state on the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. That’s why it ranked number one on our lists. Florida has been struck by no fewer than 113 hurricanes since 1851. Due to the fact that it is a peninsula, every single part of Florida is at risk of being hit by these disasters.

Areas that are most likely to be affected also include cities in Southeast Florida like Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, but also Key West, the Florida Keys, Fort Myers, and Naples. In Southwest Florida, there’s Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, while in West Florida, there’s Clearwater and the Florida Panhandle.

Out of all the hurricanes that ever hit this state, the most infamous one is the Category 5 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane, which completely flooded the dikes around Lake Okeechobee and left 2,500 dead. In today’s currency, this hurricane caused $1.35 million in damages.

Texas

Ever since the 1900s, the coast of Texas has been fully recognized as the area that’s most frequently struck by hurricanes. In fact, Texas got hit by more than half the hurricanes that hit Florida, and out of all those, 60 were famously known to have made landfall along the shoreline of Texas.

In fact, the state also holds the record for the most dangerous and deadliest hurricanes in America’s history. For instance, there’s the “Galveston Hurricane”, also known as the 1900 storm, which took no less than 8,000 lives. The cities that are most at risk are Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville, but also the surrounding cities.

Louisiana

Everyone remembers the notorious hit Louisiana took from Category 5 Hurricane Katrina, which caused no less than 1,836 deaths in August 2005. Besides Katrina, no fewer than 52 hurricanes battered the coast of Louisiana.

Even if the state ranked third on our list, it is still one of the most dangerous places to be when a disaster becomes imminent. New Orleans was actually built on a delta marsh, which left half the city below sea level. Because it has this infrastructure, let alone the poorly planned levies that were made to support hurricanes of a smaller category, this area is doomed during any disaster.

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