Hurricanes That Hit Florida
Here are some of the most recent Hurricanes to hit the Beautiful State of Florida
Florida's geographical location plays a significant role in making it a frequent target for hurricanes. Situated on a peninsula in the southeastern United States, Florida extends into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This strategic location puts it directly in the path of hurricanes forming in both bodies of water. Particularly during the Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June to November, warm ocean temperatures and conducive atmospheric conditions often lead to the formation of hurricanes.
These tropical storms then follow paths steered by prevailing winds and ocean currents, which frequently direct them towards the Florida coast. These hurricanes predominantly cause extensive water, structural, and wind damage. Flood damage that can eventually lead to mold damage, results primarily from storm surges and heavy rainfall, leading to flooding of both residential and commercial properties.
Hurricane Idalia - Cat 4
Hurricane Idalia struck land in Keaton Beach, unleashing its wrath with 125 mph sustained winds and leaving behind a trail of devastation. The water levels nearby soared to an unprecedented 6.8 ft, while the storm surge reached a staggering 8.9 ft. This was a devasting Category 4 Hurricane
Hurricane Ian - Cat 4+
Hurricane Ian hit Florida on Sep 28 2022. It hit the Fort Myers / Sanibel Area. It hit the shore as a Strong Cat 4-5 and caused widespread damage. This storm will most likely be the costliest Hurricane to hit the shores of Florida.
Hurricane Michael - Cat 5
Hurricane Michael was a catastrophic, historic hurricane that made landfall on the Florida panhandle as a high-end Category 4 storm on October 10, 2018. The storm caused unprecedented damage from wind and rain across the southeast United States, particularly in the Florida Panhandle.
Hurricane Irma - Cat 4
Hurricane Irma hit Florida on September 10 as a category 4 hurricane. It was one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. The hurricane caused widespread damage across Florida, including large numbers of power outages, flooding, and wind damage.
Hurricane Wilma - Cat 3
Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in late October, causing widespread damage and leaving thousands of people without power. Hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, and its storm surge caused extensive flooding along Florida's Gulf Coast.