Living in the Greater Cape Coral area or most places in Southwest Florida means you have a high likelihood of being affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season in Florida happens every year.
Recent hurricanes to hit Cape Coral, FL
The last major hurricane to hit Cape Coral, FL was Hurricane Irma in 2017. This storm was a category 4 hurricane. The area was also hit by Hurricane Elsa in July 2021, but to a lesser degree as the level of damage was.
- Elsa, 2021, severe rains caused flooding in Cape Coral
- Hurricane Irma, 2017, 110 MPH winds
- Wilma, 2005
- Hurricane Charley, 2004, 120+ MPH winds caused severe damage to property and loss of power
Occurrence and Frequency of Hurricanes in Cape Coral
Cape Coral has a history with severe weather. In fact, it is a fairly regular occurrence. How regular? Homefacts states that Cape Coral has recorded 82 hurricanes since 1930.
How often does a storm hit the Cape Coral area? According to FEMA the Cape Coral area is affected by a tropical storm or hurricane about every 3 years. You can read more in our guide on Hurricane risk in Cape Coral FL.
So if hurricane season happens every year you want to make sure you understand when it takes place. This will help you prepare yourself, your family and your home before any storms even approach.
Below we detail when hurricane season takes place in the Cape Coral area.
According to the Cape Coral Fire Department hurricane season in the Cape Coral, FLs area is from June 1st to November 30th of each year.
Are you prepared?
Make sure you are fully prepared. Read our detailed guide on how to prepare and plan for a hurricane.
Some quick tips for preparing include the following:
- Know when the storms will hit.
- Make sure you are signed up for an alert system so that you are aware in advance of any oncoming storms.
- Understand what the difference is between a storm watch and a warning.
- Make sure you protect your home, condo, and/or business. Impact glass and storm rated shutters are a good investment to protect your property and your loved ones.
- Find out more about hurricane shutters in Cape Coral or submit our quick form below to talk.
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