Top 5 US cities most vulnerable to hurricanes

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By Kevin France, Staff Writer

In any given year, there are some U.S. cities that are at higher risk than others to experience the impacts of a hurricane.

Based upon data from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division, here are the top five most vulnerable U.S. cities to hurricanes.

Click through the gallery below to see which American cities are in danger:

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"The probabilities are based upon 126 years of hurricane data and storm paths dating back to the 1800s," AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said. "These numbers are not based upon property damage but instead focus on the chances that a hurricane will strike a region based upon factors such as geography and location."​

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