The last major hurricane (defined as a Category 3 or above) to hit the U.S. mainland was Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall in Florida on Oct. 24, 2005.
Although a major
hurricane typically strikes the U.S. about once every two
years, no major hurricanes have made landfall in the U.S.
for more than ten years.
The second longest
stretch between major hurricane strikes was between the
major hurricane that struck in August 1860 and the one that
struck in September 1869, NOAA records show. The third
longest stretch was between the major hurricane that struck
in September 1900 and one that struck in October 1906.