Types of Disasters (2001-2010): 8 hurricanes, 5 tropical storms, severe weather
Estimated Insured Property Loss: $31.5 billion
• Florida gets battered by hurricanes and tropical storms in late summer and early fall.
• The state suffered through four major hurricanes (a record) in 2004 alone.
• Has the highest number of tornadoes per square mile of any state (Texas has more tornadoes annually, but it is much larger in land area).
• Central Florida is known as the lightning capital of the U.S.