What is my chance of being struck by a tropical storm or hurricane?
The figure here shows for any particular location what the chance is that a tropical storm or hurricane will affect the area sometime during the whole June to November hurricane season. We utilized the years 1944 to 1999 in the analysis and counted hits when a storm or hurricane was within about 100 miles (165 km). This figure is created by Todd Kimberlain.
For example, people living in New Orleans, Louisiana have about a 40% chance (the green-orange color) per year of experiencing a strike by a tropical storm or hurricane. For the U.S., the locations that have the highest chances are the following: Miami, Florida - 48% chance; Cape Hatteras, North Carolina - 48% chance; and San Juan, Puerto Rico - 42% chance.
Source: The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Frequently Asked Questions, G#12. www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqG.html#G12