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Old 08-22-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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Default Does Orlando get hit consistantly by Hurricanes?

I am interested in moving to Orlando but the constant hurricanes is making me think twice. Does Orlando always feel the brunt of the hurricanes or do you mostly get just rain?
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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Mostly rain. Except for the 2004 season, hurricanes rarely come through here.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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They have a bulls-eye on Kissimmee.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Kissimmee only had it bad for one hurricane (Charley). I have lived in Central Florida for almost 30 years and Charley was the only one that left a significant amount of damage.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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nah, you'll be alright. I've lived here most of my life and we get mostly rain. So long as you're not living in a mobile home or a cheaply constructed apartment complex, the wind wont do much more than blow off some shingles and throw around patio furnature that you should have tied down in the first place.

The worst Ive ever seen was Andrew in 1992 that went through Miami. It gave us a bit of heck up here too. Charley was pretty scary, but apart from property damage, you wont die unless you're pole dancing off powerpoles in wooded areas durring the peak of the storm. Trees can fall through roofs or on cars though so keep your junk pruned if you have old oaks near your home!
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando FL
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Beside the 2004 season, I think it had been decades since orlando was hit directly, and since Orlando is as far inland as you can get in FL the storms usually loose alot of their strength...depending how fast the storm is moving.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Like everyone said, other than 2004, Donna in the early '60's was the last major hurricane to hit Orlando.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Okay what about the Kissimmee area? I had one person say it hits hard there and another say it doesn't. Which one is it?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: orlando
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I am interested in moving to Orlando but the constant hurricanes is making me think twice. Does Orlando always feel the brunt of the hurricanes or do you mostly get just rain?
we get hurricanes, just not constantly, remember all the wildfires we were having a few months ago, then a few months before the fires we were having tornadoes. so we get diversity of natural disasters here, not only huricanes

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Old 08-23-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Okay what about the Kissimmee area? I had one person say it hits hard there and another say it doesn't. Which one is it?
Believe me, I have been here 28 years and never had a problem other than Charley and as other's have said it was just property damage (less than 5k).



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Charley was pretty scary, but apart from property damage, you wont die unless you're pole dancing off powerpoles in wooded areas durring the peak of the storm. Trees can fall through roofs or on cars though so keep your junk pruned if you have old oaks near your home!
LMAO!! Funny and great advice!
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