It seems as though Florida residents are flowing further inland away from Florida for July and August. They understand that the most severe hurricanes will come then if at all.
There are two different hurricane seasons, one for the Atlantic Ocean and one for the Eastern Pacific coasts. The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season officially begins June 1st and ends November 30th each year, whereas, the East Pacific coasts hurricane season officially begins May 15th and ends November 30th every year (National Hurricane Center, 2012).
These dates are only an indication of when the majority of activity takes place. Hurricanes do and often come earlier and later than these dates in both oceans. The dates are selected based on a hurricane ‘peak period’ of which are the months of August, September and October (Plowright, 2012).
One of the most deadly hurricanes on record occurred during mid-October 1780 in Antilles in the Caribbean where 20,000 – 22,000 people perished (Wikipedia, 2012).
These are the two main hurricane seasons. Within each region there might be local hurricane seasons focusing on the ‘peak period’ in their area. Such areas would include Florida, the Eastern Caribbean and the Western Caribbean.
Diagram of converging and diverging winds north to the Caribbean Region of Colombia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For more Interesting Facts About Hurricanes.
National Hurricane Center. (2012, June 6). National Hurricane Center. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from National Hurricane Service: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Plowright, T. (2012, May 1). When is Hurricane Season? Retrieved June 6, 2012, from About.com Family Vacations: http://travelwithkids.about.com/od/caribbeanfamilyvacations/qt/hurricane_seaso.htm
Wikipedia. (2012, May 21). Great Hurricane of 1780. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hurricane_of_1780