Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Average Annual Precipitation for Florida (1981-2010)

Source: Average Annual Precipitation for Florida (1981-2010) | OSU

Florida averages nearly 54” of rainfall each year, but the amount of rain observed across the state varies depending on location. The wettest parts of the state are the Panhandle and southeastern coast, while the Florida Keys tend to be one of the drier places.

Floods are one of the most common hazards across the United States and Florida is vulnerable to flooding at any time of the year. The state is surrounded by water, which means there’s a constant supply of moisture to help thunderstorms develop over land.