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Q: Frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida. ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida.
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: bp116-ga
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Posted: 01 Apr 2004 08:00 PST
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Question ID: 323547
What is the frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida?
Subject: Re: Frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida.
Answered By: skermit-ga on 01 Apr 2004 12:25 PST
Hello bp116-ga,

I found all the information on a page called Hurricane City, and they
list these facinating statistics:

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 4.40 years 

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles
to include small hurricanes)
(5h)once every 26.40 years

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of the 2006 season

Last affected by
2001 Sept 14th T.Storm Gabrielle hits with 70mph winds dumping heavy
rain & some coastal flooding.Numerous trees down with power outages

They also list every hurricane to hit within 60 miles, and also which
named hurricanes (naming started in 1950) have hit Sarasota (Easy,
How, Hazel, Judith, Donna, Abby, Alma, Keith, Marco, and Gabrielle).
Please follow the link below for more information.

Online reference:

Hurricane City listing for Sarasota, Florida:

Thank you for your question, and it was my pleasure to answer it.

Subject: Re: Frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida.
From: forge-ga on 16 Aug 2004 13:04 PDT
It's been about 80 years since a hurricane the size of Charley has hit
Sarasota (and Charley didn't really hit Sarasota). Thats just
anecdotal evidence from some people I know there, I didn't check it
for validity.

Subject: Re: Frequency of named hurricanes in Sarasota, Florida.
From: forge-ga on 16 Aug 2004 13:05 PDT
Oh, I should add that my family has had a place in Sarasota for over
30 years and we have never had any property loss or damage due to
hurricanes and the like. They always seem to miss that part of Florida
and land in other areas to the south/north.


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