Nor’easters & Tornadoes in North Florida Post Hurricane Season
So now that Hurricane Season is over, we don’t have to worry about storms, right?
Not so fast. Nor’easters and tornadoes are prone to hit Florida over the fall, winter and spring months.
What About Nor’easters?
Like the one we had last weekend. A major storm system moved through Florida bringing strong winds, heavy rain, and high tides that created persistent flooding. While impacts from nor’easter can be very similar to that of a tropical storm or hurricane they are very different storms. These beasts get their energy from temperature differences in the atmosphere rather than the warm waters of the ocean. The East Coast of the U.S. in the fall and winter offer the perfect recipe for these storms to develop.
What You Need To Know About Florida Tornadoes:
- Tornadoes can happen anytime of the year.
- Most tornadoes are EF-0, waterspouts that move onshore.
- Stronger tornadoes are most likely between February – April, usually within a squall line and can strike at night.
- Most tornadoes occur in June but are generally weak.
- Florida has the greatest frequency of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles than any other state.
It’s always a good idea to sign up for weather alerts and have a plan in place should a tornado or nor’easter occur. Here are some tips from the Department of Homeland security for making your plan.
Remember, if your home of business suffers flooding or water damage as the result of a storm or tornado, call SERVPRO of Jacksonville Northwest at 904.256.4894.