Residents of Tampa have to pay attention to hurricane season every single year. Like most coastal cities in the sunshine state, Florida hurricane season in the city of Tampa should not be taken lightly. Although the city has a lower rate of direct hit hurricanes vs some others on the Gulf Coast it still faces a risk of severe storms. And it’s close proximity to water makes it susceptible to storm surge as well as wind damage.
According to an article by Homefacts, the city has had 71 hurricanes recorded since 1930. And according to Hurricane City, the Tampa area is affected by a hurricane or tropical storm every 2.01 years. They also note that it is affected by a direct hit (within 40-80 miles) every 10.64 years and that a major hurricane has hit only once about every 37.25 years.
Most recently, in 2022 the city was last affected by Tropical Storm Nicole. The affects were limited to 50 mph winds.
When is Hurricane Season in Tampa
Below we detail when hurricane season takes place, and answer some frequently asked questions.
Hurricane season in Tampa officially occurs every year from June 1st to November 30th.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season is September 10, with most activity occurring between Mid-August and mid-October.”
Most recently, in 2022 the city was last affected by Tropical Storm Nicole.
Prepare Well in Advance
If you live in the area or even if you are planning on visiting the Greater Tampa Bay area it is important to understand when hurricane season takes place.
And if you should take proper steps to prepare for hurricane season. You can read our helpful guide on how to prepare and plan for a hurricane. And you can learn more about the hurricane risk and frequency in Tampa.
If you live in the city it is important to have adequate protection for your home. Installing hurricane rated impact windows and doors or hurricane shutters in Tampa is a great way to protect your home and family.
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