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Old 08-01-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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Hi I wonder how bad and how often does hurricane hit jacksonville area. How much is the damage on the house?
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:13 PM
 
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Seems like only on Tuesdays.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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I can't tell you how Jacksonville (Duval co) holds up in a hurricane but can help with some stats. Will also add that the St Johns River is prone to some storm surge flooding when a tropical system is nearby, even into downtown and further South of it (counter clock-wise spin of a tropical system helps push water into the river when South of Jacksonville). Check out Irma news stories from last year for some of the flooding that occurred then. Due to the shape of the coast line though storms are usually turning up and passing by offshore when affecting but have come into the coast in the region occasionally or like Irma passed off to the West of the city.

Number of hurricane strikes per county in FL (data shows 1900-2010):
How often and bad is hurricane in Jacksonville-flstrikescountymap.jpg


And the average return period, in years, for a Hurricane to pass within 58 miles of the marked locations (again just an average):
How often and bad is hurricane in Jacksonville-avghurreturnperiodinyearswithin58miles.jpg

And same for Cat3 or higher:
How often and bad is hurricane in Jacksonville-avgcat3hurreturnperiodinyearswithin58miles.jpg

(Above images can be found here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/ )


Keep in mind hurricanes can be a few hundred miles across though so even it passes well offshore there could still be some effects.


Interactive storm surge map (only shows surge, not other flood potential) of a Cat1 thru Cat5. Keep in mind each storm is different, the angle it comes in at, the shape of the land/bays, etc, how fast its moving, is it high tide or low tide, has the city put up features to slow and lesson surge height, and other factors play a role in what could be received, so take this as more of a 'in general' for each hurricane category and future preparedness / insurance/risk map:
http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Map...4dd7b277935fad
(zoom in, select categories across the top bar to see different water levels (defaults to just show Cat1)) And keep in mind only 3 Cat 5's have ever been known to have hit the US.
How often and bad is hurricane in Jacksonville-surgemap-samplecat1image.jpg
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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Been living here, just north of The Avenues Mall, since Jan. 2009 and have been thru a couple of tropical storms. One, a lot of rain, the other, a lot of wind. Was here when Hurricane Mathew hit off of the coast of Jax Beach. Got a lot of rain, but not much else. Hurricane Irma was much different in our area. Downed trees, Electric outage due to a blown transformer. Even though we live in a No Evac Zone, and didn't leave, it was still somewhat scary. Irma had the St Johns River looking like a junk yard with picnic tables floating in it, as well as a few power boats, that broke away from their private docks, crashing into bridges.

We read, and were told, that Jax is not hurricane prone, but all of Florida can be in the path of one or it's outer bands.

Lightning is a big concern here as well...……..boy can Jax get the lightning!

A tornado isn't out of the question either. Back in 2010 (?), two t-storms collided over the St Johns River, near downtown, that produced a Water Spout (tornado over water). My wife, and others, seen it as they were crossing the Fuller-Warren Bridge. I seen it on tv, live.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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Been living here, just north of The Avenues Mall, since Jan. 2009 and have been thru a couple of tropical storms. One, a lot of rain, the other, a lot of wind. Was here when Hurricane Mathew hit off of the coast of Jax Beach. Got a lot of rain, but not much else. Hurricane Irma was much different in our area. Downed trees, Electric outage due to a blown transformer. Even though we live in a No Evac Zone, and didn't leave, it was still somewhat scary. Irma had the St Johns River looking like a junk yard with picnic tables floating in it, as well as a few power boats, that broke away from their private docks, crashing into bridges.

We read, and were told, that Jax is not hurricane prone, but all of Florida can be in the path of one or it's outer bands.

Lightning is a big concern here as well...……..boy can Jax get the lightning!

A tornado isn't out of the question either. Back in 2010 (?), two t-storms collided over the St Johns River, near downtown, that produced a Water Spout (tornado over water). My wife, and others, seen it as they were crossing the Fuller-Warren Bridge. I seen it on tv, live.
Thank you! Did it damage your place at all?
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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My folks lost a porch due to Ivan. It was all covered by insurance. You can't live your life worried about hurricanes any more than people in California can live worried about earthquakes. Good luck in your move.!
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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My folks lost a porch due to Ivan. It was all covered by insurance. You can't live your life worried about hurricanes any more than people in California can live worried about earthquakes. Good luck in your move.!
Actually, this is VERY true! Key West was pretty flattened by Irma and people are rebuilding and staying. People who live in Tornado Alley do the same...….house gets destroyed, they rebuild and stay.
Same thing goes for areas of the U.S. that get blizzards. Some folks move south, while others stay.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Thank you! Did it damage your place at all?
We live in an apartment complex and only some trees were uprooted due to heavy rain and wind. No apartments were damaged, that we heard about. We are in a No Evac Zone, which means our area is of higher elevation that others in the area.

BUT, we are making plans on moving back to Colorado, so, instead of tropical storms and possible hurricanes, we will have to endure summer hail storms and winter snowstorms and a possible blizzard.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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No place is without their problems.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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Thank you!!
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