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2014 Florida Hurricane Season is Officially Underway

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Just how long can Florida go with no hurricanes

It has been a long time since Florida has had a hurricane to deal with. A very long time. A record breaking long time. As we start off our 3rd day of the 2014 Florida hurricane season one can only wonder if we can continue our record breaking streak before the season ends on November 30th. Sure the waters are calm now but.....

The record breaking years of 2004 and 2005 are still fresh on many residents minds. If you remember 2004 was the year we had four hurricanes hit; Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. Never before had we had 4 hurricanes cross our path in a single year. Then mother nature whacked us in 2005 with another 3 hurricanes. It has now been over 8 years since a hurricane crossed the Florida coast and we are overdue. Way overdue.

How overdue are we? Consider that the last time Florida had a hurricane make landfall was Wilma. That was an amazing 3,143 days ago. Never since we have kept records have we come anywhere close to that number. We are overdue. Way overdue.

Experts are predicting a slow season with estimates of between 8 and 13 tropical storms and between 3 to 6 hurricanes. El Nino is a weather pattern that is in force and expected to keep storm chances down this year. Last year was the first hurricane season in 45 years that there were no storms reaching a Category 2 intensity. We are way overdue but the experts say it may not be this year. Let's hear it for 9 years without one!

Your home can have many features that can help protect you from the day a hurricane does decide to come for a visit. Concrete block construction, impact windows, flood zones, proper roof types and tie downs, the list goes on. Always interesting, always fun.

Fins way up for no hurricanes in 2014............

Tom Priester
Principal Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate

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