Florida is an incredible, beautiful place to live. With white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, and sunshine throughout almost the entire year, citizens and travelers flock to Florida for the many amazing features it has. Florida also has a dark and rainy side that occurs during hurricane season. Some of the worst Florida hurricanes have completely devastated the state, causing millions of dollars of damage in hurricane-affected areas, as well as loss of life.
Experts believe that a hurricane in Florida or a series of hurricanes in Florida will increase with major activity within the next year. Hurricanes that hit Florida recently have been low, but over the next decade or two, it is projected for the hurricanes to increase in magnitude to a scale we haven’t seen or experienced before.
This article will discuss what cities are the worst in Florida for hurricanes as well as the safest Florida cities from hurricanes, what to expect during hurricane season, and relay solutions on how we can arm homes and businesses against catastrophic damage.
10 most dangerous cities during hurricane season in Florida
Here are the 10 worst, or most dangerous cities you don’t want to be caught in during peak hurricane season in Florida:
- Central Florida within the Atlantic coast — Specifically Melbourne and Cocoa Beach
- The Florida Keys, including Key West
- Southeast Florida including the following areas: Miami-Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach
- Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers
- West Florida including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Clearwater
- South Texas Gulf coast, including Corpus Christi-Brownsville
- Kissimmee, Florida
- Fernandina Beach, Florida, and surrounding areas
- Lake City, Florida
- Naples, Florida
What to do during a hurricane?
The most important aspect of hurricane safety includes installing windows and doors before hurricane season. If you find yourself already in hurricane season and need a quick fix, it is important to have a storm kit ready to go in case of an emergency. Items in a backpack include bandaids, a change of clothes, non-perishable goods like canned goods, granola bars, etc., a sleeping bag, emergency cash, a copy of any kind of identification cards, and sealed, bottled water.
What are the 10 safest cities in Florida?
Even with the impending hurricane season upon us and reports that the damage will be potentially disastrous, it is important to understand that it is not permanent and not a reason not to visit the beautiful state of Florida. During the off-season, tourists enjoy Florida a great deal. Likewise, there are cities that are safer than others.
Here is a list of the 10 safest Florida cities from hurricanes:
- Lake City
- Fernandina Beach
Throughout these cities, you and your family or friend group will be able to safely and happily enjoy anything and everything from lake life and recreational activities, to visiting Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando.
It is critically important to install impact windows and doors in your home and/or business. Not only will impact windows help keep flying debris, rain, and objects coming in from the outside, but it will also protect your home at the most vulnerable points, the thresholds.
Call Signature Impact Windows and Doors to get your free consultation and see how windows and doors will benefit your home or business before hurricane season even starts.