Onshore hurricanes in a slump

Record-breaking nine years have elapsed since last Category 3 or stronger hurricane made landfall in the United States.

Hurrican Wilma in Florida

LACKING LANDFALLS  The last time a major hurricane made landfall in the United States was 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, shown hitting Naples, Fla. Such a long gap is incredibly rare, new research shows.

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