List of Florida hurricanes (1950–1974)
The list of Florida hurricanes from 1950 to 1974 encompasses 84 Atlantic tropical or
subtropical cyclones that affected the U.S. stateof Florida. Collectively, tropical cyclones in Florida during the time period resulted in about $6.2 billion (2008 USD) in damage, primarily from Hurricanes Donna and Dora. Additionally, tropical cyclones in Florida were directly responsible for 93 fatalities during the period, as well as responsible for 23 indirect deaths. Several tropical cyclones produced over 20 inches (500 mm) of rainfall in the state, including Hurricane Easy which is the highest total during the time period. The 1969 season was the year with the most tropical cyclones affecting the state, with a total of 8 systems. The 1954 and 1967 seasons were the only years during the time period in which a storm did not affect the state.
The strongest hurricane to hit the state during the time period was
Hurricane Donna, which was the 8th strongest hurricane on record to strike the United States.cite web|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/NWS-TPC-5.pdf|title=THE DEADLIEST, COSTLIEST, AND MOST INTENSE UNITED STATES TROPICAL CYCLONES FROM 1851 TO 2006 (AND OTHER FREQUENTLY REQUESTED HURRICANE FACTS) |author=Eric S. Blake, Edward N. Rappaport, Christopher W. Landsea|date=April 2007|accessdate=2007-04-11|pages=p. 26] Additionally, Hurricanes Easy, King, Isbell, and Betsy hit the state as major hurricanes.
*August 31, 1950- Hurricane Baker strikes near
Mobile, Alabama, with the eastern half of its circulation producing moderate damage from strong winds and two tornadoes across the Florida Panhandle. Heavy rainfall and winds also led to some crop damage.cite web|author=Grady Norton|year=1951|title=Hurricanes of 1951|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-09|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1950.pdf]
*September 5, 1950- Hurricane Easy moves ashore near Cedar Key and later near
Tampa Bayas a major hurricane after looping offshore. The hurricane causes locally heavy damage in a sparsely populated area, totaling $3.3 million (1950 USD, $29.5 million 2008 USD). Due to its erratic motion, Easy drops heavy rainfall peaking at 38.7 inches (983 mm) in Yankeetown, which in turn causes 2 indirect deaths from electrocution.
*October 18, 1950-
Hurricane Kingmakes landfall on Miami as a major hurricane. Its hurricane force winds blows out the windows of many buildings in downtown Miami, resulting in several injuries. Across the state, the storm causes 3 deaths and heavy damage totaling $27.8 million (1950 USD, $249 million 2008 USD), of which over half occurred in the Miami area.
*October 21, 1950- The threat of Hurricane Love results in hurricane evacuations along the western coastline,cite web|author=Associated Press|date=1950-10-21|title=Florida Girds as New Storm Crosses Gulf|accessdate=2007-04-09|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
] though dry air in the storm leads to very little effects after it hits near the mouth of the
Steinhatchee River.cite web|author=Associated Press|date=1950-10-22|title=Dry Air Takes Starch Out of Hurricane|accessdate=2007-04-09|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*May 18, 1951- The outer
rainbands of Hurricane Able produce light rainfall and high seas along the eastern coastline.cite news|author=United Press|date=1951-05-18|title=Hurricane Hits Florida Coast|accessdate=2007-02-14|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*October 2, 1951- Hurricane How hits Fort Myers, and produces flooding rains and winds of up to convert|60|mph|km/h. The passage of the storm results in $2 million in damage (1951 USD, $17 million 2008 USD), which is the only reported damage in the United States during the year.cite web|author=Grady Norton|year=1952|title=Hurricanes of 1951|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-09|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/080/mwr-080-01-0001.pdf]
*February 3, 1952- An off-season tropical storm unofficially named the Groundhog Day Tropical Storm hits near
Cape Sable, producing gusty winds and moderate rainfall.cite web|author=USAToday.com|year=2007|title=Only February tropical storm hit Florida in 1952|accessdate=2007-04-08|url=http://www.usatoday.com/weather/hurricane/history/groundhog-day-storm.htm]
*August 30, 1952- Hurricane Able recurves about 130 miles (210 km) east of the state, with the western portion of its circulation dropping convert|1.69|in|mm of precipitation in Jacksonville.cite web|author=R.B. Ross|year=1952|title=Hurricane Able, 1952|publisher=U.S. Weather Bureau|url=http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=res-loc&uri=urn%3Anoaa%3Apdf%3Afile%3Amwr-080-08-0138.pdf]
*June 6, 1953- Tropical Storm Alice dissipates shortly after moving ashore near Panama City, producing rainfall which breaks a dry spell in the state.cite web|author=Grady Norton|year=1953|title=Hurricanes of 1953|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-07|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1953.pdf]
*August 29, 1953- An unnamed tropical storm hits near Fort Myers. While crossing the state it drops moderate precipitation, including convert|3.85|in|mm in Palm Beach.cite news|author=United Press International|date=1953-08-30|title=Weak Tropical Storm Spotted|accessdate=2007-04-07|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*September 20, 1953- The seventh storm of the season hits near Yankeetown, though its impact is unknown.
*September 26, 1953- Hurricane Florence moves ashore near Destin, causing rough surf and local flooding. Overall damage is minor, and the passage of the hurricane results in 3 injuries but no deaths.cite news|author=Panama City News Herald|date=1953-09-27|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
|accessdate=2007-04-07|title=Subdued Florence Brushes City Area Leaving Little Damage, No Deaths]
*Early October, 1953 - An unnamed tropical storm drops light rainfall across the state.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Tropical Cyclone Rainfall in Florida|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-09-22|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/tcflorida.html]
*October 9, 1953- Tropical Storm Hazel strikes Fort Myers, and produces gusty winds and additional rainfall to previously wet conditions. The passage of the storm causes flooding of low-lying areas and some rivers, with the upper region of the
St. Johns Riverexperiencing record-setting flooding.
*August 21, 1955- Tropical Storm Brenda strikes southeastern
Louisiana, with its outer rainbands dropping precipitation along the western Florida Panhandle.cite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn, Walter R. Davis, Paul L. Moore|year=1955|title=Hurricanes of 1955|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-07|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1955.pdf]
*July 6, 1956- A tropical depression moves ashore near Pensacola, resulting in light damage and moderate precipitation.
*September 24, 1956- Hurricane Flossy hits near Destin as a minimal hurricane, resulting in gusty winds and high tides reaching convert|7.4|ft|m. The storm causes light damagecite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn, Walter R. Davis, Paul L. Moore|year=1956|title=Hurricane Season of 1956|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-06|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/084/mwr-084-12-0436.pdf] and 4 indirect deaths in near Tallahassee from an airplane crash during an evacuation.cite news|author=Associated Press|date=1856-09-25|title=Hurricane Flossy Diminishes Into Rainstorm Over Southern Georgia|accessdate=2007-04-06|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*October 15, 1956- A quasi-tropical storm makes landfall near Miami and drops moderate to heavy rainfall. The storm causes $3 million in damage (1956 USD, $24 million 2008 USD) and 2 deaths from drowning.
*November, 1956- Rough surf from Hurricane Greta causes about $1.1 million in damage (1956 USD, $8.7 million 2008 USD) along the eastern coastline, primarily near Jacksonville.
*June 8, 1957- The first storm of the season hits near Tallahassee, dropping heavy rainfall of over convert|19|in|mm in Suwannee County which forces hundreds of families to evacuate. Offshore, rough waves capsize a boat and kill 5, with minimal onshore damage.cite web|author=Paul L. Moore|year=1957|title=The Hurricane Season of 1957|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/1957.pdf]
*September 8, 1957- Tropical Storm Debbie moves ashore along the
Florida Panhandle, causing flooding, rainfall, and 4 indirect deaths.
*September 4, 1958- Tropical Storm Ella emerges into the
Gulf of Mexicoafter crossing Cuba, with its outer rainbands producing gale force wind gusts in the Florida Keys. The winds uproots a few trees, though damage is minor.cite web|author=Denne Petitclerc|year=1958|title=Ella Staggers Out of Cuba|publisher=Miami Herald|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1958/ella/news/new0904b.gif]
*June 18, 1959- An unnamed tropical depression hits near
Tampa Bayand spawns at least two tornadoes, one of which causes heavy damage and many injuries in Miami. High tides and moderate rainfall caused damage, as well, and monetary damage across the state totals $1.5 million (1959 USD, $11.1 million 2008 USD).
*October 8, 1959- Tropical Storm Irene hits near Pensacola and causes a peak wind gust of convert|55|mph|km/h as well as a
storm tidereaching convert|4.4|ft|m above normal. Damage is minor.
*October 18, 1959- Tropical Storm Judith strikes near Fort Myers, producing light to moderate rainfall peaking at convert|7.9|in|mm in Miles City. Damage from the storm is minor, with no deaths and only one injury attributed to Judith.cite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn|year=1959|title=The Hurricane Season of 1959|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/087/mwr-087-12-0441.pdf]
*July 29, 1960- Tropical Storm Brenda hits near Yankeetown, producing locally heavy rainfall which reaches over 13 inches (330 mm) near Tampa. The rainfall causes flooding and a few indirect traffic deaths, and damage in the state totals $5 million (1960 USD, $36 million 2008 USD).cite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn|year=1961|title=The Hurricane Season of 1960|publisher=Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/089/mwr-089-03-0099.pdf]
*September 10, 1960-
Hurricane Donnastrikes near Cape Sableafter crossing the Florida Keys, and after briefly moving emerging into the Gulf of Mexicomakes its final landfall near Fort Myers. It leaves a path of destruction across the entire peninsula, including destroying 30% of the state's grapefruit crop and leveling over half of the mangrovetrees in the Everglades. The passage of the hurricane results in 2,156 destroyed homes, 3,903 severely damaged houses, and 281 boats destroyed or left with major damage.cite web|author=Miami Herald|year=1960|title=Here's What Donna Did|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1960/donna/news/miami.gif] Throughout the state, Donna causes over $300 million in damage (1960 USD, $2.19 billion 2008 USD) and 13 direct deaths.
*September 15, 1960- Tropical Storm Ethel strikes
Mississippiafter rapidly weakening from a strong hurricane, and causes light winds and rainfall across western Florida. Damage totals about $250,000 (1960 USD, $1.8 million 2008 USD), primarily from crop damage.cite web|author=Cecil E. Mahaffey|year=1960|title=Supplemental Report on Hurricane Ethel|publisher=Pensacola, Florida Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1960/ethel/preloc/pshpns01.gif]
*September 23, 1960- Tropical Depression Florence strikes near Chokoloskee, and after turning westward near Vero Beach emerges into the
Gulf of Mexicobefore making a final landfall near Pensacola. The storm drops moderate amounts of rainfall, causing localized but minor amounts of damage.
*September 11, 1961-
Hurricane Carlastrikes Texas, with its outer rainbands dropping light amounts of precipitation across Florida.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2005|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Carla|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/carla1961.html]
*August 26, 1962- A tropical depression which later becomes Hurricane Alma brushes the southeastern portion of the state,cite web| author=NHC Hurricane Research Division|title=Atlantic hurricane best track|publisher=NOAA| date=
2006-02-17|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/easyhurdat_5105.html] dropping 3.6 inches (91 mm) of rain at Fort Drum.
*October, 1963- Rough surf from
Hurricane Florakills one in Miami.cite web|author=National Weather Bureau|year=1963|title=Preliminary Summary on Hurricane Flora|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1963/flora/prenhc/draftb1.gif]
*October 21, 1963- Hurricane Ginny passes about 50 miles (80 km) east of the state before turning northeastward, producing gusty winds, light rainfall, and minor damage.cite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn|year=1964|title=The Hurricane Season of 1963|publisher=U.S. Weather Bureau Office|accessdate=2007-04-05|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/092/mwr-092-03-0128.pdf]
*June 6, 1964- A tropical depression hits near Yankeetown and exits near Jacksonville. The depression produces thunderstorm activity and hail storms across the northern portion of the state, causing about $1 million in damage (1964 USD, $7 million 2008 USD).
Hurricane Cleoat landfall in Miami]
*August 27, 1964-
Hurricane Cleostrikes near Miami with winds of about 105 mph (170 km/h), the first hurricane to hit the area in 14 years. Strong winds from the hurricane down many trees and power lines, with moderate to heavy building and crop damage reported near the coast. Rainfall reaches 6.8 inches (173 mm) in Miami, with storm tides peaking at 5.5 feet (1.7 m) in Pompano Beach. Damage in the state amounts to $125 million (1964 USD, $870 million 2008 USD); no deaths are reported in the state.
*September 10, 1964-
Hurricane Doramakes landfall as a weakening Category 2 hurricane near Jacksonville, the first hurricane in an extended period of time to strike the area. Dora produces moderate to heavy amounts of precipitation which peaks at 23.73 inches (603 mm) in Mayo, causing flooding damage and killing one from drowning. Wind gusts peak at 125 mph (200 km/h) near Saint Augustine, causing massive utility failures and heavy damage to buildings. Two Navy personnel die when their evacuating plane crashed upon takeoff. Damage totaled about $220 million (1964 USD, $1.53 billion 2008 USD).
*September 20, 1964- Hurricane Gladys produces rough surf along the eastern Florida coastline.cite web|author=United Press International|year=1964|title=Hurricane Moving on Georgia|publisher=Oakland Tribune|accessdate=2007-03-28|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*October 5, 1964- The extratropical remnant of
Hurricane Hildaenters the Florida Panhandle, dropping moderately heavy rainfall and producing high tides. One person drowns while surfing near Pensacola.cite web|author=Pensacola National Weather Service|year=1964|title=Effects of Hurricane Hilda on the Florida Panhandle|accessdate=2007-03-28|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1964/hilda/preloc/pshpns.gif]
*October 14, 1964- Hurricane Isbell makes landfall near Everglades and drops moderate amounts of precipitation peaking at 9.46 inches (240 mm) in West Palm Beach.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2007|title=Tropical Cyclone Point Maxima|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-03-28|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/tcmaxima.html] The hurricane spawns at least 11 tornadoes and injured at least 50, mostly minor. Throughout the state, the hurricane kills three, of which one indirectly, and causes over $5 million (1964 USD, $35 million 2008 USD) in crop damage.cite web|author=Gordon E. Dunn|year=1965|title=Hurricanes of 1964|publisher=United States Weather Bureau|accessdate=2007-03-28|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/093/mwr-093-03-0175.pdf]
*June 15, 1965- An unnamed tropical storm hits near Panama City, producing high tides and moderate rainfall peaking at 5.99 inches (152 mm) in Tallahassee. Damage from the storm is minor, and no deaths or injuries are reported.cite web|author=L.E. Hughes|year=1965|title=Report on Tropical Storm One (1965)|publisher=Tallahassee National Weather Service|accessdate=2007-02-09|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1965/ts01/preloc/tlh0728.gif]
*September 8, 1965-
Hurricane Betsypasses through the Florida Keysas a major hurricane, producing moderate rainfall reaching 11.8 inches (300 mm) at Plantation Key and wind gusts reaching an estimated peak of 160 mph (255 km/h) in North Key Largo. The rainfall provided relief to a water shortage in the Everglades, while strong waves and high tides causes considerable flooding in coastal and low-lying areas in the southeastern portion of the state. The passage of Betsy results in 4 deaths and $139.3 million in damage (1965 USD, $953 million 2008 USD) in the state.cite web|author=Arnold Sugg|year=1966|title=The Hurricane Season of 1966|publisher=United States Weather Bureau|accessdate=2007-02-09|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/094/mwr-094-03-0183.pdf]
*September 30, 1965- Tropical Storm Debbie dissipates off of the coast of
Mississippiand drops 3—5 inches (75—125 mm) of precipitation across the northern region of the state.
*June 9, 1966- Hurricane Alma makes landfall near Apalachicola as a Category Two hurricane after paralleling the western coastline as a major hurricane. Rainfall peaked at 7.7 inches (196 mm) in Miami, while tides reached convert|10|ft|m above normal. Alma causes $10 million in damage (1966 USD, $66 million 2008 USD), 2 direct deaths from drowning, and 4 indirect deaths.cite web|author=Arnold Sugg|year=1967|title=The Hurricane Season of 1966|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-08|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1966.pdf]
*June 30, 1966- A tropical depression forms in the western Caribbean Sea and moves on a track similar to Alma. The center passed near Key Largo, producing two tornadoes, one of which destroyed two aircraft at
Palm Beach International Airport, as well as moderate to heavy rainfall totaling nearly 10 inches (250 mm) at Everglades City and Jacksonville. The combination of Alma and this tropical depression brought 21.37 inches/542.8 mm to Miami, Florida, which established a new June rainfall record for that location. [A. James Wagner. [http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/094/mwr-094-09-0587.pdf The Weather and Circulation of June 1966.] Retrieved on 2007-04-24.]
*July 24, 1966- The precursor tropical low to a tropical depression crosses the northern portion of the state; its effects are minimal.
*October 4, 1966-
Hurricane Inezpasses through the Florida Keys, resulting in 3 deaths and $5 million in damage (1966 USD, $33 million 2008 USD). Rainfall in the state peaks at 4.8 inches (122 mm) at Kendall, while offshore the hurricane results in 45 casualties in the Florida Straits.
*June 4, 1968- Tropical Storm Abby moves ashore near Punta Gorda, spawning 3 small tornadoes and producing up to 14.2 inches (361 mm) of precipitation at Cocoa. The rainfall is beneficial and ends a severe, persistent drought in the state. The storm causes six indirect deaths in the state.cite web|author=Arnold Sugg and Paul Hebert|year=1969|title=The Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1968|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-06|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/097/mwr-097-03-0225.pdf]
*June 18, 1968- The precursor tropical depression to Hurricane Brenda passes across the eastern portion of the state, dropping moderate precipitation peaking at 8.61 inches (219 mm) in Homestead. No damage is reported.
*July 5, 1968- A tropical depression strikes the
Florida Panhandleand quickly dissipates, though its impact is unknown.cite web|author=R.H. Simpson, Neil Frank, David Shideler, and H.M. Johnson|year=1969|title=Atlantic tropical disturbances of 1968|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-06|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/097/mwr-097-03-0240.pdf]
*August 10, 1968- The precursor tropical depression to Hurricane Dolly moves through the eastern portion of the state, producing gusty winds though no known damage.
*August 28, 1968- A tropical depression stalls along the western coastline near Tampa before turning to the northeast and crossing the state. It drops heavy rainfall, including 15 inches (381 mm) in Jacksonville, resulting in extensive localized flooding. The depression also spawns a tornado near Daytona Beach which destroys a motel and several houses.
*September 26, 1968- A tropical depression crosses the southern portion of the state, though its impact is unknown.
*October 19, 1968- Hurricane Gladys makes landfall just north of Tampa Bay, producing moderate rainfall and two tornadoes while crossing the state. Damage totals $6.7 million (1968 USD, $42 million 2008 USD), primarily due to structural damage.
*June 9, 1969- A tropical depression dissipates shortly after passing through the
Florida Keys. Its effects are unknown.cite web|author=Neil L. Frank|year=1970|title=Atlantic Tropical Systems of 1969|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-04|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/098/mwr-098-04-0307.pdf]
*August 18, 1969-
Hurricane Camillestrikes southern Mississippias a Category 5 hurricane, with its large wind field producing a 71 mph (114 km/h) wind gust and 3.55 inches (90 mm) of rain in Pensacola.Cite web|author=R.H. Simpson and Arnold Sugg|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-04|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/098/mwr-098-04-0293.pdf|title=The Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1969|year=1970] The hurricane causes minor crop damage to pecan trees and corn stalks.cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1969|title=Hurricane Camille Preliminary Report (Page 8)|accessdate=2007-02-04|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1969-prelim/camille/prelim08.gif]
*August 29, 1969- A tropical depression makes landfall on the east-central portion of the state, though its impact is unknown.
*September 7, 1969- The precursor tropical depression to Hurricane Gerda passes over the southeastern portion of the state before turning to the northeast. Its rainfall impact was minimal, as less than three inches (76 mm) of rain fell across the Sunshine State.
*September 21, 1969- A tropical depression moves ashore along the western
Florida Panhandle, before stalling. It becomes the wettest known tropical cyclone for the eastern Florida panhandle, when 23.40 inches (594 mm) falls at Havana.cite web|author=David Roth|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/tdoflatesep1969.html |title=September 20-25, 1969 Tropical Depression|accessdate=2007-04-09|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|year=2007]
*October 1, 1969- Subtropical Depression One hits the western
Florida Panhandle. It effects, if any, are unknown.
*October 2, 1969- Tropical Storm Jenny makes landfall near Fort Myers, crosses the state, and approaches the
Atlantic Oceannear Cape Canaveralbefore turning to the west-southwest and exiting into the Gulf of Mexiconear Tampa. The storm produces heavy rainfall of 5—8 inches (127—203 mm) across the central region of the state.
*October 21, 1969- Hurricane Laurie attains a peak strength of 105 mph (170 km/h) while moving eastward in the
Gulf of Mexico. Its threat prompts officials to issue a gale warning from the Florida Keysto Fort Myers, though Laurie turns to the southwest and does not impact the state.
*May 25, 1970- Tropical Depression Alma makes landfall near Yankeetown, producing moderate rainfall of 5—10 inches (127—254 mm) which ends a persistent drought in the southern portion of the state.cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1970|title=Hurricane Alma Preliminary Report|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1970-prelim/alma/prelim03.gif]
*July 22, 1970- Tropical Storm Becky hits Apachicola, producing moderate rainfall peaking at over 8 inches (203 mm) in Tallahassee which floods 104 houses and injures two. The storm also spawns a tornado which destroys a house and severely damages three others in Panacea.cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1970|title=Tropical Storm Becky Preliminary Report|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1970-prelim/becky/prelim03.gif]
*August 6, 1970- A tropical depression moves ashore near
Cape Canaveral, though its effects, if any, are unknown.cite web|author=Neil L. Frank|year=1971|title=Atantic Tropical Systems of 1970|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/099/mwr-099-04-0281.pdf]
*September 13, 1970- The precursor tropical depression to
Tropical Storm Felicepasses through the Florida Keys, dropping beneficial rainfall to the southern portion of the state.cite web|author=R.H. Simpson and Joseph Pelisser|year=1971|title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1970|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1970.pdf]
*September 27, 1970- Tropical Storm Greta passes through the
Florida Keysas a weakening tropical cyclone, producing tropical storm force wind gusts but no reported damage.
*August 10, 1971- A tropical depression which later becomes Hurricane Beth forms near Miami and subsequently tracks northeastward. Its effects in the state, if any, are unknown.
*August 13, 1971- A tropical depression strikes Fort Myers, turns to the northwest into the
Gulf of Mexico, intensifies as it turned to the northeast, and moves ashore near Steinhatchee. The depression produces hurricane force wind gusts at Cedar Key and drops rainfall of over 8 inches (203 mm), resulting in some coastal flooding.cite web|author=R.H. Simpson and John R. Hope|year=1972|title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1971|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1971.pdf]
*August 29, 1971- A tropical depression moves across the southern portion of the state, though its effects are unknown.
*September 1, 1971- The mid-level precursor disturbance to Hurricane Fern moves across the central portion of the state, dropping moderate precipitation which reaches over 5 inches (127 mm) near Miami.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2006|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Fern (1971)|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/fern1971.html]
*September 16, 1971- Hurricane Edith hits southern
Louisiana, producing light rainfall and a tornado near Pensacola.
*October 13, 1971- A tropical depression moves ashore near Apalachicola, though its effects are unknown.
*May 28, 1972- Subtropical Storm Alpha makes landfall near
Brunswick, Georgiaand turns southwestward across northern Florida, dropping light rainfall across its path but causing no damage.cite news|author=United Press International|date=1972-05-29|title=Cyclone Sweeps Through Panhandle|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.thehurricanearchive.com/Viewer.aspx?
*June 19, 1972-
Hurricane Agnesstrikes Panama City with minimal hurricane force winds and a storm surge peaking at 7 feet (2.1 m) in Cedar Key. Agnes produces moderate rainfall throughout the state, amounting to a maximum of 8.97 inches (228 mm) in Naples.cite web|author=P.H. Simpson and Paul Hebert|year=1973|title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1972|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/mwr_pdf/1972.pdf] The hurricane spawns 28 tornadoes in the state which destroy 15 houses and 217 trailers.cite web|author=Bartlett C. Hagemeyer and Scott M. Spratt|year=2002|title=Thirty Years after Hurricane Agnes: The Forgotten Florida Tornado Disaster|publisher=Melbourne, Florida National Weather Service|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/PDFs/agnes30.pdf] Throughout the state, Agnes causes $8.2 million in damage (1972 USD, $42 million 2008 USD) and nine deaths, seven of which from the tornadoes.cite web|author=National Hurricane Center|year=1972|title=U.S. Deaths and Damage Attributed to Agnes|accessdate=2007-02-03|url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1972-prelim/agnes/prelim09.gif]
*September 5, 1972- The tropical depression that later becomes Tropical Storm Dawn briefly passes over southeastern Florida before turning northeastward.
*June 7, 1973- A tropical depression develops over the southeastern portion of the state, and briefly enters the
Gulf of Mexicobefore hitting St. Marks. Its effects are unknown.cite web|author=Neil L. Frank and Paul Hebert|year=1974|title=Atlantic Tropical Systems of 1973|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-02|url=http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0493/102/4/pdf/i1520-0493-102-4-290.pdf]
*June 23, 1973- An area of disturbed weather forms into a tropical depression over the northern portion of the state and subsequently tracks to the northeast.
*September 3, 1973- A tropical depression intensifies into Tropical Storm Delia over the open
Gulf of Mexico, producing light rain across Florida before striking Texas.cite web|author=David Roth|year=2006|title=Rainfall Summary for Tropical Storm Delia|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-02-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/delia1973.html]
*September 25, 1973- Jacksonville is struck by a tropical depression, though its effects, if any, are unknown.
*June 25, 1974- The combination of Subtropical Storm One, which struck Tampa, and a tropical depression to its southwest, produce slightly above normal tides and heavy rainfall reaching 20 inches (508 mm) near Tampa Bay. The passage of these systems cause three fatalities from drowning and $10 million in damage (1974 USD, $44 million 2008 USD) from tidal and rainfall flooding.cite web|author=John R. Hope|year=1975|title=Atlantic Hurricane Season of 1974|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-02|url=http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0493/103/4/pdf/i1520-0493-103-4-285.pdf]
*September 8, 1974-
Hurricane Carmenmakes landfall on southern Louisiana, with its outer rainbands producing precipitation across the state that reaches over 10 inches (254 mm) in the extreme northwestern portion of the state.Cite web|author=David Roth|year=2005|title=Rainfall Summary for Hurricane Carmen|publisher=Hydrometeorological Prediction Center|accessdate=2007-02-02|url=http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/carmen1974.html]
*September 27, 1974- A tropical depression dissipates shortly after moving ashore near Cedar Key and causes no known effects.cite web|author=Neil L. Frank|year=1975|title=Atlantic Tropical Systems of 1974|publisher=National Hurricane Center|accessdate=2007-02-02|url=http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0493/103/4/pdf/i1520-0493-103-4-294.pdf]
*October 7, 1974- Subtropical Storm Four passes just offshore the eastern coastline and produces some beach erosion and localized flooding from rainfall peaking at 14 inches (356 mm) in Boca Raton.
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The following is a list of hurricanes with known deaths in the state.
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