By Jarrod Heil

10 U.S. States Where Hurricanes Hit Most Often

Year after year, hurricanes seem to hit the United States with rapid succession. But that thought may just be due to the three devastating hurricanes in the past two seasons.

Hurricanes Michael, Harvey and Irma occurred in the past two hurricane seasons and are inside the top-10 most damaging in U.S. history. But devastating hurricanes haven’t always been the norm.

Before Irma in 2017, there was Matthew in 2016, which ranks as the 14th most damaging hurricane in U.S. history. But before that, hurricanes hadn’t always affected a mass amount of people and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. We’d have to look back to 2011’s Hurricane Irene to get to that number again.

Due to a multitude of factors, hurricane seasons increase and decrease in strength each year. These are the 10 most hurricane-prone states in the U.S.

Where Do Hurricanes Hit the Most in the United States?

  • 1. Florida: 120 hurricanes (37 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 2. Texas 64 hurricanes (19 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 3. North Carolina: 55 hurricanes (7 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 4. Louisiana: 54 hurricanes (17 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 5. South Carolina: 30 hurricanes (5 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 6. Alabama 24 hurricanes (5 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 7. Georgia 22 hurricanes (3 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 8. Mississippi 19 hurricanes (8 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 9. New York: 15 hurricanes (3 were Category 3 through Category 5)
  • 10. Massachusetts 12 hurricanes (1 was a Category 3)

When Are Hurricanes Most Common?