What is a Natural Disaster?
A Natural Disaster is defined as “a natural event such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life.” Natural Disasters include all types of severe weather, which have the potential to pose significant threats to human health and safety. Between 1953 and 2019, Florida declared 135 major disasters, of which fires and hurricanes happened the most, according to FEMA. What part of Florida has the most natural disasters? Northwest Florida, situated on the Panhandle, is the most hurricane-prone area in Florida. Partly due to the Gulf of Mexico, which is known for its warm shallow waters, and partly due to is the location in the U.S. Florida is one of the top states in the United States hit hardest by natural disasters each year.
What Should I do if I live in Florida?
If you live in Florida or any other state prone to natural disasters, you should prepare yourself. Many important links and information can be found on MyFloridaCFO website. This website will provide you with information such as:
- “What to Expect after filing a Homeowners Claim”
- “The Flood Claims process”
- “Road Closures”
- and many other resources that will assist you if a natural disaster threatens Florida.