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Hurricane season spares United States, not Canada


With a high number of hurricanes this season, it is incredible that none made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Florida peninsula or the U.S. East Coast
With a high number of hurricanes this season, it is incredible that none made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Florida peninsula or the U.S. East Coast

Lacy Atalick, staff writer

November 12, 2010 — Despite an active Atlantic hurricane season, storms didn't slam the U.S. this year. But a couple of the hurricanes caused major damage in Canada.

Hurricane season statistics
Hurricane season statistics

Although the number of Atlantic hurricanes this season was high, none of those 12 storms made landfall along the the Gulf Coast, Florida peninsula and U.S. East Coast.

That's what the The Colorado State University Hurricane Forecast Team notes in an analysis of the 2010 season, which wraps up November 30.

This is the first time in recorded history that as many as 12 hurricanes have occurred in the Atlantic basin without making U.S. landfall. The States have not seen a Category Three or stronger hurricane make landfall since the 2005 season, when seven major hurricanes hit America. However, there have been destructive storms since then.

This season, of the 19 named storms, 12 were hurricanes and five were major hurricanes.

While hurricanes didn't take direct aim at the United States once again this year, it was a different story in Canada. Hurricane Igor and hurricane Earl devastated parts of Atlantic Canada.

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