The International Hurricane Research Center has released a Top10 list that nobody really wants to brag about being on — 10 MostVulnerable U.S. Mainland Areas to Hurricanes.

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Due to its long shoreline that includes both the Atlantic andGulf Coasts, Florida dominated the list with four out of the 10most vulnerable areas. But the study put New Orleans at the top ofthe list because its levees still are only classified as being in“a little better shape” than when Katrina ravaged them and floodednearly 80 percent of the area a year ago.

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The U.S. mainland areas' vulnerability to hurricanes wereevaluated on 12 criteria such as cyclonic energy, levee/dikestructure, storm surge, flooding potential and socioeconomicindicators such as evacuation distance/routes and local/statecapabilities to respond to major hurricane events.

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Here's a breakdown of the Top 10:

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1. New Orleans, Louisiana

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2. Lake Okeechobee, Florida

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3. Florida Keys

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4. Coastal Mississippi

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5. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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6. Galveston/Houston, Texas

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7. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

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8. Eastern Long Island, New York

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9. Wilmington, North Carolina

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10. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

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