How many people live just south of the Texas border with Mexico? Which side of a hurricane is more dangerous?
update: A lot of people. In 2000 just Tamaulipas, Mexican state in the north east corner of mexico had 2.75 Million people. The cities along this border have been growing very fast over the last two decades. By way of comparison the New Orlean metropolitian area’s estimated population in 2000 was 1.33 Million.
Hurricanes spin counter clockwise. Where the forward motion and the spin combine creates the most dangerous region. In this example that would be the north side of the storm.