Hurricanes and Florida. In the past two years, they seem to go together.
In 2004, four hurricanes land here (Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne). And 2005 seems not much better, with Florida be performed four hurricanes (Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma). Of course, the n Katrina and Rita was only one category of storms when they waltz past, but Dennis and Wilma was a different story.
Once, twice, three times Unsuccessful
Unfortunately, I live in a part of Florida that now we jokingly call "the hurricane center," because we & # 39; ve hit three times so far, with Francis, Jeanne and Wilma. So I started to think, what are the chances that one state will get hit by four hurricanes in one year, not to mention eight times in 14 months?
Oh, and my particular head of state will be hit three times in 13 months?
I had to wait a little longer to do all my research, because power and phone lines were down throughout the county in which I live – no internet. But here and # 39; what I found when I came back on the line.
Would You Believe …
I searched and searched, but I could not find any statistics on chances of Florida to hit so often lately. And you do not want me to come up with statistics itself (it was not one of my best subjects in school).
But if it were up to me, I # 39; D say that getting a direct hit 3 times in 13 months will be virtually impossible (statistically speaking).
I've found some diagrams, where Florida seems to bring more hurricanes than any other state. By the seasons of 2004 and 2005, our last big storm, Andrew in 1992. Thus, we had a little more than ten years of tranquility. I remember a few "hurricane days" (operation is canceled and you are sitting at home, glued to the TV) in the period between 1993 and 2003, but the storm Curved at the last minute and took pity on us.
I & # 39; d, as not only to have more hurricanes that with & # 39; appear in my front door.
Now, what are the chances that I & # 39; I will get a direct hit fourth time next year?
Do not be afraid to visit
So, does all of the above that you feel that a Florida & # 39 is a taboo, and you should never visit again (or for the first time)? Do not let the statistics or the nightly news scare you. Most of the rain, we free and have excellent weather & # 39; e. Just keep in mind that if you decide to vacation here from mid-July to mid-October, there is always the possibility of wild winds.