What areas near the United States are prone to hurricane formation?
They frequently form halfway across the North Atlantic Ocean between North Africa and the United States. Once they have formed they then travel westwards towards Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and south eastern United States. Hurricanes also form on the other side of the United States near Hawaii in the Northeast Pacific Ocean and then track eastwards before generally hitting Mexico. Here is a short list letting you know where they’ve hit before in the United States with devastating consequences: • Coastal districts of Louisiana and Texas (Particularly New Orleans, Lake Okeechobee and Galverston/Houston respectively) • Florida Keys • Miami, Tampa,St. Petersburgh and Ft. Lauderdale (Florida) • Mississippi (coastal regions) • Carolina Beach/Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington (North Carolina) • Cape Hatteras (North Carolina) • Eastern Long Island (New Jersey) The above list describes where the worst cyclonic systems occurred. Most of these region are at or below sea level. As a consequence, these
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