Storm Season in Central Florida
Hurricane season is approaching here in Florida, are you and your family prepared for the potential storms that may come? Hurricane Season goes from the beginning of June all the way through November. There are 5 different hurricane category levels based on the wind’s miles per hour. Level 1, being the. lowest at 74-95 mph; Level 2 at 96-110 mph; Level 3 at 111-129 mph; Level 4 at 130-156 mph; Level 5, the highest at 157 mph or more.
Florida has a history of hurricanes, especially on the coasts. In the last 100 years there have been 13 hurricanes of at least category 4 level with 3 of them being category 5. The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 was a Category 5 hurricane that reached 185 mph and had 423 fatalities. The hurricane affected the west coast of Florida, nearly destroying the Upper Keys. The next Category 5 to hit was Hurricane Andrew, it hit in 1992. Hurricane Andrew reached 175 mph and mostly affected central and south Florida causing 65 total fatalities. The last Category 5 level hurricane to hit Florida was Hurricane Michael in October 2018. The highest winds reached 160 mph and had 74 total deaths.