Source: Total number of hurricane strikes by counties / parishes / boroughs, 1900-2010 | NOAA
Hurricanes are one of the most severe types of weather to impact Florida. A common misconception is that there are parts of the state that do not get hurricanes. In fact, since 1850, all of Florida’s coastal counties have been impacted by at least one hurricane. The southeast coastline is extremely susceptible to a land falling hurricane, followed by the eastern Panhandle. Areas around Tampa, Jacksonville and the Big Bend do not have as high of a risk of a direct strike from a hurricane.