The 2010 hurricane season is almost over. There are only three weeks remaining in the hurricane season this year.
But this hurricane season is already one for the record books, tying for the third most active season with 19 named storms. As this hurricane season comes to a close, it appears as though both Florida and the United States mainland will have again dodged potential catastrophe in that no significant storm made landfall this year.
Indeed, it has been a very fortuities few years for South Florida. History has shown us that past hurricane seasons as busy as this one typically results in at least two named storms and making landfall. For instance, researching records back to 1900 revealed that in five previous seasons with 10 or more hurricanes, at least two named storms made landfall somewhere in the United States. And so far this season, we have seen 19 named storms, none of which has made landfall in the United States.
Therefore, unless something really serious forms in the next three weeks, it would be the 5th year in a row that the United States has a escaped a major hurricane. And so far this year, only Hurricane Earl which brushed the East Coast but caused massive flooding in portions of North Carolina, and Tropical Storm Hermine, which came ashore as a depression and triggered flooding in Texas blamed for at least six deaths, have done any significant damage. South Florida had close calls with Tropical Storm Bonnie and Nicole, but escaped both storms with just rain.
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