THE REASON WHY MAJOR HURRICANES RARELY HIT OUR REGION.

    An atmospheric scientist, Bob Bunting says that because of the shape of Florida’s land mass and atmospheric factors related to the rotation of the earth, hurricanes tend to make landfall to the south and travel east across Florida or to curve north and hit the northern Gulf Coast. With lessons learned in Sarasota and Manatee as ferocious Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida packing winds greater than 150 mph a year ago, millions fled the state, sparking the largest mass evacuation in U.S. history. Luckily the eye passed 30 miles east of Sarasota. Read here why our region usually gets missed according to Longboat Key’s Bob Bunting.

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