Florida's Hurricane History

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, the maximum activity being in early to mid-September. 

The book Florida’s Hurricane History shows that Alachua County has been in the path of many hurricanes.

"In this book, Jay Barnes offers an informative look at Florida's hurricane history. Drawing on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs, he traces all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the great storms of the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 - Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma."


"What is it like to witness a hurricane? This book looks at Hurricane Sandy and other major storms, using firsthand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists, and the media."--Provided by publisher.


NOA's National Hurricane Center has a lot of interesting information, including information on preparation, storm surges, and hurricanes in history.  Ready.gov has a link for the "go bag," or Disaster Supply Kit.

Hurricane Categories: 1 causes minimal damage with winds 74-95 mph; 2 causes moderate damage with winds 96-110 mph; 3 causes major damage with winds 111-130 mph; 4 causes extensive damage with winds 131-155 mph; and 5 causes catastrophic damage


Image at left: detail from a Monument to the victims of the Category 5 hurricane on Labor Day 1935

Posted by DevakiS on September 6, 2017