Is It Really That Time Again?
The months and years seem to go by quickly. It doesn’t seem like half a year has gone by since Hurricane Matthew skirted Florida’s east coast, or since Hurricane Hermine came ashore in the Big Bend region. The calendar is turning to June, though, and another hurricane season is upon us.
Florida has experienced an usual run since 2004, with an unprecedented series of storms striking the state in 2004 and 2005. Florida didn’t see any hurricane activity after that for a little over a decade.
Last year’s hurricanes serve as a reminder that Florida can experience a hurricane– or multiple hurricanes, in any given year. The reminder was particularly vivid as Hurricane Matthew grew to tremendous strength and at times had a forecasted path that seemed like a worst-case scenario for the east coast of Florida and other southern states.
As we enter the 2017 hurricane season, we can hope that we are spared from any significant storms this year.