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  • Michael Dattolico

Hurricane Weary Floridians (Part One)

When it comes to locations notorious for hurricane effects, our home state of Florida is among the top of that list. Due to its extensive coastline, population density, and flat geography, Florida is particularly vulnerable to hurricane impacts, but not quite everywhere here. In this first part, we will begin to discuss parts of Florida that have strayed away from these trends and the people who live and move there.

When examining climate risk across the state, one particular county seems to have much less compared to the others, that being Ocala in central Florida. According to Climate Alpha, a company specializing in weather forecasting models, the lowest risk for a combination of high winds, drought, and inland flooding are the state capital of Tallahassee, followed by Lake City, and then Ocala, with them having the lowest risk of inland flooding.

One prime differentiator of Ocala from Lake City or Tallahassee is its rise in Floridians moving there due to its significantly lower risk of hurricane impact as well as its lower cost of living compared to South Florida, the Tampa metropolitan area, and even nearby Orlando.

We hope you found this first part on hurricane impacts in Florida and how that affects the people living there to be insightful!


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