Hurricane season ended on Friday November 30, Floridians across the state can wipe the sweat off their brow. It has been seven years since a hurricane has directly hit Florida.
This is not to say we haven’t had some close calls this year. Our first system was Tropical Storm Debby. Debby made her way from the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico in June, the first month of hurricane season. Debby impacted Florida’s west coast, bringing 50 mph wind gusts and heavy rain to impacted areas.
Then, there was Hurricane Isaac in August. Isaac made national news for not just the weather event, but because it delayed the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Isaac affected Florida as a Tropical Storm however it still left its mark by damaging many homes in the Tampa Bay area with wind gusts of 40-50 mph.
Finally, there was the now infamous Hurricane Sandy. The northeast is still cleaning up after her wrath, which killed 131 people and brought 14 foot storm surges to the New York and New Jersey. Floridians narrowly escaped a direct hit, however, our beaches up and down the East coast of the State are still dealing with devastating beach erosion due to Sandy.
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Time to relax and enjoy the Holidays with friends and family. There are 6 months until we have to get ready all over again. Hurricane season starts June 1, 2013.
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