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Hurricane Information
Overview
Hurricane season in Florida is from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes are tropical cyclones that form over the ocean. On average, five hurricanes hit the United States every three years. They have wind speeds in excess of 74 mph, with strong gust that can reach speeds of 200 mph. The coastal storm surge that accompanies a hurricane can reach heights of 20 feet above normal sea level.

Shelters are available for individuals that are forced to evacuate during a hurricane and are located at:
Durant High School
4748 Cougar Path
Plant City, FL

Plant City High School
Raider Place
Plant City, FL

Weather Terminology
Tropical Wave
An accumulation of thunderstorms or clouds with little wind or circulation.

Tropical Depression
A system of thunderstorms or clouds with winds of less than 39 mph and some circulation.

Tropical Storm
A named system of strong thunderstorms with wind speeds from 39-73 mph. These have the potential to become hurricanes. A Tropical Storm Watch will be issued 36 hours prior to possible Tropical Storm conditions in your area, and a Tropical Storm Warning will be issued 24 hours prior to its arrival.

City of Plant City 302 W. Reynolds St P.O. Box C Plant City, Fl. 33563 Ph: (813) 659-4200
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