January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
Florida - the Sunshine State. We have plenty of it. Yet we're also home to extreme weather conditions. January 14th to 18th, 2019 is Florida Hazardous Weather Awareness Week. The Florida Division of Emergency Management wants residents and visitors alike to be prepared for whatever risks the weather may bring. Each day features statistics, preparedness tips, and resources to face the different weather hazards we face here. Come back daily to learn about every one of them and become Weather Ready!
January 14, 2019, 12:15 AM
Lightning occurs with every thunderstorm and, on average, Florida sees around 70-100 days a year with at least one thunderstorm in the state. Because of Florida's vulnerability to thunderstorms and lightning, lightning is one of the most deadly weather hazards in the Sunshine State. Click to download a Lightning Hazard Fact Sheet.