Tag Archives: Florida Hurricanes

Why are Florida Hurricanes becoming more deadly?

Editors note: At the time of publishing the AP reported a Florida death toll from Michael of 16. Our own TFS count is 19 based on local sources, but either way the number is certain to rise as rescue efforts continue. Michael could go down as the deadliest or second deadliest Florida Hurricane since 1935, a […]

Flashback Friday: Fort Lauderdale Hurricane

Seventy years ago this month a Category 4 storm slammed into southeastern Florida. The storm since referred to as the “Fort Lauderdale Hurricane” approached the southeast coast of the state as a Category 5 but weakened to a strong Category 4 just offshore around Bimini. The storm killed only 17 people in the state far […]

Book Review – My Hurricane Andrew Story by Bryan Norcross

Hurricane Andrew’s fury was witnessed by South Dade residents and concerned citizens all over the region. But nobody has a more authoritative and credible voice on all matters Andrew and for that matter Atlantic basin Hurricanes in general than Bryan Norcross.  As the most prominent television meteorologist in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale TV market for two decades, […]

Florida’s October hurricane history

With Major Hurricane Matthew burrowing through the Caribbean this provides a perfect time look back at October hurricanes in the state of Florida. While the most dangerous part of Hurricane Season ends in September, historically Florida has been far more vulnerable to late season storms than other parts of the United States. In fact, according […]

Thursday Bookshelf: Florida’s Hurricane History

With Tropical Storm Danny churning out in the Atlantic Ocean (I am old enough to recall  well a previous Hurricane Danny threaten New Orleans 30 years ago) this seemed like a good time to discuss the long history of recorded Hurricanes and the State of Florida. Florida’s Hurricane History by Jay Barnes was published in the […]