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Hurricane Dorian 2019

Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful and devastating Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. It became the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1 with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h), tying … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian 2019

Florida Has More Storms

Historically Florida has more hurricanes than anywhere else in the United States. Nearly twice as many as the state with the 2nd most, Texas. Hurricanes Through 2018 Image from clovered.com More than 41 percent of hurricanes that hit the United States also make some kind of landfall in the Sunshine State. The Atlantic hurricane season … Continue reading Florida Has More Storms

Great Middle Florida Hurricane 1851

1851 was the first ever season to be officially recorded on HURDAT, NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) hurricane database. The Great Middle Florida Hurricane of 1851 made landfall near Panama City. It had quickly strengthened and reached peak winds of 115 mph (185 km/h) early on August 23 about 215 miles (345 km) south-southeast … Continue reading Great Middle Florida Hurricane 1851

1871 Hurricane Season

Records indicate that 1871 featured two tropical storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes (Category 3+). At that time there were no modern satellite or other remote-sensing technologies, so only storms that affected populated land areas or encountered ships at sea were recorded. Therefore the actual total could be higher. Hurricane Three Hits New Smyrna … Continue reading 1871 Hurricane Season