Perhaps the hurricane pattern is changing again. After years of hurricanes hitting Florida, a major storm hit NYC and New England in 1938 (my mother told me about her harrowing trip home in that storm about 10,000 times when I was a kid). I vaguely remember one in NYC in 1944 and a bunch in the '50's and into the 60's.
They'd hit the NC coast, or go offshore and hit LI or NE, or go inland and go through Pa. Lots of flooding in those years. While in college, I drove to Long Island to see one. It was probably Hurricane Donna (Sept., 1960) and was fun—there were no official evacuations in those days and somehow I managed to not get electrocuted by the dangling wires or flooded out when I drove through deep water in underpasses. There were no roads closed and no police anywhere. I think we were awake about 30 hours and after the rain stopped, it still seemed to be raining—perceptions compromised. Sitting in the car at a beach on eastern LI the wind was sandblasting the car. I couldn't put my hand out the window and a piece of paint chipped off one fender. Donna was a very big hurricane and I think the eye was close to NYC and I was east of it. Winds were 105 at the worst, but it never seemed that bad to us.
I didn't own property (except for the car) or a trailer. No worries. I'd do it again except I'm 2,000 miles from the coast and my wife wouldn't let me.
Some time after that there was a long period with hardly any hurricanes and then they started again focusing on Fla. and the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe we are now to go through a period where the NE gets it.