HUDSON COUNTY -- As noted before, a direct hit by a hurricane to Hudson County (an unlikely but not impossible occurrence) could put Hoboken under two stories of water, and cause significant damage to the area.
According to the New York City Office of Emergency Management, a major hurricane hits the New York City/ Northern New Jersey area about once every 90 years. The last big one was the 1938 "Long Island Express," which killed hundreds of people and left 63,000 people homeless. Its center came ashore on Long Island, about 75 miles east of New York City.
More than midway through August, the county so far has been spared wicked weather. New Jersey traditionally has gotten the most hurricanes in August and September.
Right now, only one potential storm is brewing in the Atlantic, and it's far away, off the coast of Africa.
But hurricane season continues through late fall. So how can you be prepared? And what would happen if a storm did hit this area directly? Some believe such warnings are hype, but the same was once said about this five-part series that ran three years before Hurricane Katrina.
To read our story about what could happen locally, click here.