Must read: Washington Post on what happens if a Katrina-like storm hits the Tampa Bay area

A must read – The Washington Post has analyzed what happens if the Tampa Bay area, the luckiest part of the southeast which is now going on a 100 years since direct strike from a Hurricane got hit by a storm the size and scope of Katrina (When we refer to Katrina, we refer to the storm that made landfall in Mississippi, not the Category 1 storm that made landfall at the Miami-Dade/Broward line five days earlier). The Tampa Bay area was projected to get a dead-on strike from Hurricane Charley in 2004 but the Category 4 storm turned and ended up hitting near Port Charlotte and maintaining Hurricane strength even as it ripped through the Orlando area. The Tampa Bay area got less than an inch of rain from this storm. It was the greatest escape almost a century of luck for the region.

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