Sizzling beaches, tropical waters, and a sexy nightlife: everything about Miami is hot, hot, hot! Every year, 10 million visitors flock to this city, home of the largest cruise-ship port in the world, to savor its diverse and star-studded culture. But one day soon, the non-stop party in this paradise may come to an end - because Miami's picturesque setting also makes it a prime target...for killer hurricanes.
Perched on the end of the Florida peninsula, Miami lies directly between two major bodies of water famous for generating powerful tropical storms: the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. This simple and immutable fact means that in every hurricane season, it has the dubious distinction of being the U.S. city most likely to be hit.
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