Hurricane Prone Areas in America

Hurricanes can be dangerous but knowing where the hurricane-prone areas are can help to keep you safe.

Hurricanes are the most damaging and intense natural disasters that occur on planet earth. Humans cannot do much to stop these swirling storms from forming and going through U.S. coastlines. But you can inform yourself of the most hurricane-prone areas. 

As ocean-water temps rise, more hurricanes will make landfall on the U.S. and other tropical locations around the world. And as we’ve seen in the past, these landfalls can create catastrophic destruction and take out anything in their way.

Since there’s been no way to slow down or stop these storms, you must at least realize where most hurricane-prone areas in the United States are situated, when hurricanes strike, and which states are the more susceptible to these dangerous storms.

When Are Hurricanes Most Common?

Hurricanes are most frequent in the United States during the Pacific and Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane season for the Pacific is from May 15 to November 30. The hurricane season for the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30.

During that time of year, ocean waters increase to a warm temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit or more, tropical atmospheric thunderstorms make convection more easily, low vertical shear appears in the troposphere and massive spin ability is done by the easterly waves or monsoon trough.

That combination makes the ideal breeding ground that gives hurricanes all the much-needed ingredients to start forming in the open ocean before strengthening before landfall.

States That Get the Most Hurricanes

These are the top hurricane states:

  • Texas: 64 
  • North Carolina: 55 
  • Florida: 120 
  • Louisiana: 54 
  • South Carolina: 30 
  • Alabama: 24 
  • Georgia: 22 
  • Mississippi: 19 
  • New York: 15 
  • Massachusetts: 12 

While hurricanes chiefly make landfall in coastal cities along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, some areas attract storms more than others.