The last category 4 hurricane to hit the US during October was Hazel in 1954. But the weather in 1954 was nothing like this year. On October 5, 1954 much of the southeastern US was over 100 degrees. This years’s forecasts are about 25 degrees cooler.
I’m not a forecaster, but this difference indicates that the current weather patterns are not comparable to what they were when Hazel hit.