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The city of New York has always been resilient. It is just the nature of the city. To never give up, never get down and always dust itself off when something bad happens. While it has been attacked several times by terrorists, it has also been the epicenter of some large storms as well. When it comes to hurricanes, most people think of Miami, Florida, New Orleans and Texas as the most prominent areas that should watch out for these massive storms. Now, this is true, and both Miami and New Orleans are two cities the National Weather Services has indicated to be the most at risk of hurricanes. However, there is a third city the NWS has issued this general warning to: New York. While New York is far away from both of these southern cities and generally doesn't feel the effects of a storm, due to its physical location as a city jutting out into the ocean and its only slightly above sea level positioning, a direct hit from the right curving tropical storm could prove especially damaging. With that being said though, through every incident and every major story, New York has always pushed through to become stronger than it had before the storm.

Prior to Major Residential Areas

While many of these storms hit prior to the settlement and establishment of New York, it is interesting to look at the general history of storms hitting the region. The first major storm researches have identified took place somewhere between 1278 and 1438. Signs of damage from trees and the movement of soil and rock point to this storm taking place. It is believed that this storm is the strongest to ever hit the region. Five other hurricanes hit prior to 1800 (to the knowledge of historians), although few did any damage to the quickly emerging residential areas.
Storms of the 1800s

The first devastating storm hit New York in 1815, as a hurricane tripped through the farmlands around the city, completely destroying the crops. There were dozens of other storms throughout the 1800s, including one in 1894 that killed 15 people, which at the time proved to be the most deadly storm in New York.

Storms after 1900

In September of 1938, hurricane seeped throughout the New England and New York area, destroying 57,000 homes and costing $4.7 billion in modern inflation while killing 60. However, after this event the city decided to move away from wooden structures and to invest more in concrete and brick homes. Many of the new homes built following these storms still stand today. Later, in 1954, Hurricane Hazel hit Battery Park in New York City with winds of 113 MPH, which is the strongest hurricane to directly hit the middle of the city. A yeah later, Hurricane Edna hit the city and killed 29 people. Major hurricanes subsided from striking New York until 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit the city and killed 53.

After every single major storm, the city has proven resilient and has built itself up stronger. Generally, the city receives the tail end of most storms that swing up the Atlantic coastline. This usually just brings substantial rain, but in general, they have not proven as devastating as some of those storms that have hit Miami and New Orleans. The city is built to withstand some truly aggressive storms, which is why there are some exceptional investment options for anyone looking for a beautiful view and prominent location in the largest city in the United States. Many of these properties have seen storms and have always risen past.