How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes?
How Often Floridians experience Hurricanes
A Hurricane is a very strong storm that forms in the ocean and sometimes comes onto dry land, bringing winds and flooding that can be destructive and could cause devastation to shorelines and inland cities.
The location where Florida is located makes the state extremely vulnerable and exposed to powerful Storms. That’s the reason why residents and tourists must be vigilant and prepared during the storm season that goes from June 1st though November 30th.
The most devastating Hurricanes to hit Florida were Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992, Katrina in August of 2005, Wilma in October of 2005, Irma in September of 2017 and Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.
The majority of storms form in the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico and typically one or two depressions make landfall in the United States every year. Florida and Texas are the most dangerous states with the most recorded hurricanes in history.
Therefore, it is extremely important that tourists be on the alert when planning a visit to Florida. As an added precaution everyone vising the state should consider downloading a reliable weather app like the American Red Cross or keep informed with the most updated forecast news before or during their trip.
What visitors should know when planning a visit to the sunshine state:
If you are planning on vising the state in the active Hurricane months of August, September or October you should consider reserving a hotel that offers refunds, cancellations or that allows you to change your vacation dates. You should also consider maybe getting travel insurance to guarantee you won’t lose your vacation savings. You should also consider bringing rain gear such as an umbrella when visiting Florida in those months, since thunderstorms are common across the state. However, if a tropical storm or hurricane does develop, you should have at least a general idea of how to stay safe and what to do if a storm makes landfall. If you're unable to evacuate, you'll want to shelter in place. Create a catastrophe kit as soon as possible so each person traveling has a minimum of three days’ worth of drinking water and non-perishable food items, plus batteries, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and a cellphone.
Please keep in mind that a Hurricane does not necessarily need to make landfall in order to ruin your plans. If a depression forms in the Caribbean, it does not necessarily need to make landfall to cause devastation to the coastal cities. Storm surges such as floods, strong winds, and rainy weather can cause catastrophic property damage. Even storms that are not categorized as Hurricanes can still cause lock downs or evacuations if the storm conditions worsen.
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