Florida Hurricane Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Florida has sustained more direct hurricane strikes than any other US state, with over 120 since record-keeping began."

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"An average of one to two hurricanes make landfall on the eastern coast of America every year, and 40% hit Florida."

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"Since 1851, the most hurricane-prone month for Florida is September, accounting for over 35% of hurricane occurrences."

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"In 2004, four notable hurricanes (Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne) struck Florida within six weeks, impacting 64 of Florida's 67 counties."

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"The costliest hurricane in Florida's history was Hurricane Michael in 2018, causing an estimated $25 billion in damages."

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"Hurricane Andrew caused economic loss of $27.3 billion in 1992, the second costliest hurricane after Hurricane Michael."

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"Florida experienced 233 hurricanes, including 91 major hurricanes (Category 3 to 5), between 1950 and 2017."

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"The deadliest hurricane in Florida history was the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, which claimed approximately 2,500 lives."

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"In 2017, Florida faced 16 disasters, including Hurricane Irma, which resulted in $50 billion of economic losses."

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Statistic 10

"Since 1851, Florida has been impacted by 37 Category 3 (or higher) major hurricanes."

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