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Alligators are not generally aggressive toward humans, preferring smaller prey. In a hurricane, many other animals are easier prey than humans. American crocodiles are less abundant and less well known, but significantly more likely to attack humans.
The only reason to choose the American Alligator as a human predator is that people are aware of them, and the media heavily publicizes the few infrequent attacks, usually on small children. Edit (Coming Soon)