The cities listed below are ranked 1 through 50 with the amount of years with no Storm or Hurricane coming within 60 miles n-s-e or west of that city(in parenthesis). This ranking is based on tracking charts dating back to 1871 from every Hurricane Season. Keep in mind when viewing this list that gulf coast states get the most action due to vulnerability of all 6 months of Hurricane Season. The east Caribbean only has July,Aug & Sept as main threats!!This list is updated at the end of each Hurricane Season & re-calculated!!

Rankings = #1 most hits and Brushes to #50 ,This list is compiled out of our 152 cities & Islands throughout U.S,Mex and all Caribbean Islands.The rankings are based on all Hurricanes as well as Tropical Storms!!

1st Tiebreaker for cities is # of direct hits by Hurricanes!!

2nd tiebreaker is # of direct hits by Tropical Storms!!

The Top 50!!

Updated to include the 2007 Hurricane Season
CAUTION!!This ranking system has become very popular with Insurance companies,schools & local government offices. The ranking list has shown up on company brochures,text books & government hurricane pamphlets without our knowledge. We ask that any publication of these rankings must first meet the written approval of hurricanecity before going to press. We have found many print errors for example--(title "hurricane prone areas" Delray bch,Florida hit 48 times) not true,this is for both TROPICAL STORMS & hurricanes. We do not want people thinking Delray Bch gets hit by a hurricane every other year. This list changes after each hurricane season, so if you are planning a document to last for more than one year the rankings may be inaccurate. Please allow us to proof read the documents you plan on using before misinformation spreads,Thankyou!!!

These cities & Islands are affected (within 60 to 70miles **subjective to size damage ect;**) more than any other cities by tropical systems SINCE 1871
1)Grand Cayman every 2.21 years affected by Dean in 2007 ,this island remains the Hurricane & Tropical Storm capital of the Atlantic basin, brushed or hit by Hurricanes & Tropical Storms 62 times from the 1871 season until now(WOW)
2)Andros Island,Bahamas every 2.40 years Affected by Tropical storm Noel in 2007 and remains at #2 on the list and the most affected island in the Bahamas. (affected 57 times since 1871)
3)Grand Bahama Island,Bahamas every 2.49 years Had a quiet 2007 Hurricane season as T.S Noel passed well off to the East but remains at #3. (Affected 55 times since 1871)
4)Cape Hatteras,North Carolina every 2.49 years Affected by T.S Gabrielle in 2007 but remains at #4 (affected 55 times since 1871)
5)Abaco Island every 2.54 years Moves up 3 positions in 2007 as T.S Noel affected the area.(54 times)
6)Delray bch,Florida every 2.54 years Had a quiet 2007 hurricane season and drops 1 position.Two less hurricanes than Abaco island since 1871.(54 times)
7)Cancun Mexico every 2.54 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 but only drops 1 position.Two less hurricanes than Delray, affected 54 times since 1871
8)Hollywood,Florida every 2.58 years had a quiet 2007 Hurricane season & drops 1 position.(affected 53 times since 1871)
9)Deerfield bch,Florida every 2.58 years Had a quiet 2007 hurricane season but remains at #9 2 less hurricanes than Hollywood and affected 53 times since 1871
10)Boca Raton,Florida every 2.58 years Had a quiet 2007 season,three less hurricanes than Deerfield(affected 53 times since 1871)
11)Bermuda every 2.58 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 1 position. Tiebreaker with Boca is 4 less tropical storm hits since 1871.
12)Florida city,Florida every 2.63 years had a quiet 2007 season and remains at #12 Affected 52 times since 1871.
13)Bimini,Bahamas every 2.63 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season but remains at #13 Three less hurricanes than Fla city since 1871
14)Grand Isle,Louisiana every 2.63 years Had a quiet 2007 season but remains at #14. One less hurricane than Bimini since 1871. (affected 52 times)
15)Isle of Youth,Cuba every 2.63 years Had a quiet season for the third year in a row but remains in the same position.One less hurricane than Grand Isle since 1871.(affected 52 times since 1871)
16)Merida, Mexico every 2.63 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season but remains at #16 with 3 less hurricanes than Isle of youth,Cuba.(affected 52 times since 1871)
17)Ft Pierce,Florida every 2.69 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season but remains at #17(affected 51 times since 1871)
18)Miami,Florida every 2.69 years Had a quiet 2007 season & remains at #18. Four less hurricanes than Ft Pierce since 1871 (affected 51 times since 1871)
19)Fort Lauderdale,Florida every 2.69 years Had a quiet 2007 season & remains at #19. Ranked 1 slot lower than Miami due to three less hurricane hits since 1871. (Affected 51 times since 1871)
20)Grenada every 2.69 years Affected by Felix in 2007 & moves up two positions.(affected 51 times since 1871)
21)Key West,Florida every 2.74 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season dropping 1 position. (affected 50 times since 1871)
22)Spring Hill,Florida every 2.74 years Had a quiet 2007 season & drops 1 position.This area gets affected by the big bend storms as well as crossovers from both the east & SW Fla coasts.(affected 50 times)
23)Stuart,Florida every 2.80 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season but remains at #23(affected 49 times since 1871)
24)Palm bch,Florida every 2.80 years Had a quiet 2007 season but remains at #24 with 3 less hurricanes than Stuart since 1871.
25)Cozumel,Mexico every 2.80 years Affected by Dean in 2007 and moves up 1 position.Cancun has been affected 6 more times than Cozumel while being closer to the Yucatan channel being brushed by many system recurving in the Yucatan Channel.Strangely Cozumel has had more direct Hurricane hits than Cancun but the reankings are based on brushes & hits by T-Storms and Hurricanes so Cancun is ranked much higher..
26)Lake worth,Florida every 2.80 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 1 position.Four less hurricanes than Palm bch,(Affected 49 times since 1871)
27)Eleuthera Island,Bahamas every 2.80 years Affected by tropical storm Noel in 2007 and moves up 3 positions. Two less direct hurricane hits than Lake Worth since 1871.(affected 49 times)
28)Saint Martin/Maarten every 2.85 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season and drops 1 position.(Affected 48 times since 1871)
29)Cabo Corrientes,Cuba every 2.85 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season and drops 1 position. Two less direct Hurricane hits than St Martin.(affected 48 times since 1871)
30)Key Largo,Florida every 2.85 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 1 position.Key Largo has the same number of hurricanes since 1871 as Cabo Corrientes Cuba, but the tie breaker of T-Storm hits goes to Cabo Corrientes,thus the higher ranking. (affected 47 times since 1871)
31)Elizabeth city,North carolina every 2.85 years Affected by T.S Gabrielle and moves up 3 positions.Three less hurricanes than Key Largo since 1871(Affected 48 times since 1871)
32)Jupiter,Florida every 2.91 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season and drops 1 position. This city has been hit by a hurricane 25 times since 1871 but is ranked down at #31 due to being (Affected 47 times since 1871)
33)Little San Salvador,Bahamas every 2.91 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season and drops 1 position. Nine less direct hurricane hits than Jupiter,Florida since 1871
34)Turks & Caicos Islands. every 2.91 years Had a quiet 2007 season & drops 1 position. Three less hurricane hits than San Salvador since 1871.(affected 47 times since 1871)
35)Fort Walton,Florida every 2.98 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season but remains at #35(affected 46 times since 1871)
36)Pensacola,Florida every 2.98 years Also had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season and remains the same. Both Pensacola and Ft Walton have been directly hit 17 times since 1871. The tiebreaker is 4 less tropical storm hits than Ft Walton. (affected 46 times since 1871)
37)Morgan City,Louisiana every 2.98 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season and also remains the same. Two less hurricane hits than Pensacola since 1871 (affected 46 times since 1871)
38)Destin,Florida every 2.98 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season and also remains the same. One less hurricane than Morgan city since 1871.Ranked lower than Ft Walton due to 3 less direct hurricane hits since 1871.(affected 46 times since 1871)
39)Nassau,Bahamas every 2.98 years Affected by T.S Noel and moves up 3 positions. 2 less hurricane hits than Destin and neighboring Andros very high on this list gets many more systems brushing to the south.(affected 46 times since 1871)
40)Cedar Key,Florida every 2.98 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 1 position. One less direct hurricane hit than Nassau since 1871.(affected 46 times since 1871)
41)Martinique every 2.98 years Affected by Dean in 2007 & moves up a whopping 10 positions to crack the top 50.Three less direct hurricane hits than Cedar Key,Fla since 1871.(affected 46 times since 1871)
42)Morehead city,North Carolina every 3.04 years Affected by T.S Gabrielle in 2007 & also moves up a whopping 10 positions to crack the top 50.(affected 45 times since 1871)
43)Vero bch,Florida every 3.04 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 hurricane season and drops 3 positions.(affected 45 times since 1871)
44)Galveston,Texas every 3.04 years Affected by Humberto in 2007 & moves up 1 position.Three less hurricanes than Vero beach since 1871. Most affected area in Texas. (affected 45 times since 1871)
45)Jacksonville,Florida every 3.04 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 4 positions.Three less hurricanes than Galveston since 1871.(affected 45 times)
46)Port Charlotte,Florida every 3.04 years Affected by T.S Barry and moves up 4 positions. Same amount of direct hurricane hits as Jacksonviulle since 1871 but less direct T.S hits.(affected 45 times since 1871)
47)Barbados every 3.04 years Affected by Dean in 2007 and cracks the top 50 . Seven less hurricanes than Port Charlotte since 1871.(affected 45 times)
48)Havana,Cuba every 3.11 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season & drops 5 positions.(Affected 44 times).
49)Fort Myers,Florida every 3.11 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 Hurricane season and drops 5 positions. Two less hurricanes than Havana since 1871(affected 44 times since 1871)
50)Naples,Florida every 3.11 years Has a quiet 2007 season and drops 4 positions. One less direct hurricane hit than Ft Myers.(affected 44 times since 1871)
51)Marathon,Florida every 3.11 years Had a quiet 2007 season and drops 4 positions & out of the top 50. Same amount of direct hurricane hits as Naples but 7 less tropical storm hits. (affected 44 times since 1871)
52)Cat Island,Bahamas every 3.11 years Had a quiet 2006 and 2007 season hurricane season and drops 3 positions out of the top 50. (affected 44 times since 1871)
53)Antigua every 3.11 years last three seasons have been quiet & drops out of the top 50. (affected 44 times since 1871)

.Just to let you know the last ranked city #152 is Prinzapolca,Nicaragua(only 13 times or every 10.54 years tied with 3 other cities.). To see the rest of the unranked citiesClick here

How is this done Example #1 cayman islands affected (within 60m) 61 times since 1871 or 137 years divided by 62 times = 2.21 years,These city rankings are based on the Hurricanecity list of cities located HEREYour coastal city may not be ranked but just figure in between the nearest cities to you

NOTE:If your city gets action (for example every 3 years)that does not mean you will get hit every 3 yrs!!these are just averages over the last 137 years.



Here is a map from NOAA showing mean occurrence of named storms 1944-1997 showing how accurate these rankings are

Sources include National Hurricane Center tracking charts dating back to 1871
Unisys tropical cyclone data

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