I think I remember reading that only 3 Cat 5 storms have hit the U.S. since they started recording hurricanes. Andrew was the last one, I believe.
I've always heard that the worst that could possibly happen would be for a Cat 5 to hit New Orleans or the New York area. It's looking like one of those scenarios is about to happen. Unless it loses strength or misses it by more than 40 or so miles, this is a mega-disaster for NO.
edited for spelling.
This message has been edited by roxrkool, 08-28-2005 10:59 AM