By Grace Vasquez

If you are new to Florida you may be a little nervous about Hurricane Irma but if you’ve lived here for a few years you should know, it’s hurricane season, hurricanes happen. It’s a price we pay to live in one of the top tourist destinations. But how safe are we here in Orlando, or Central Florida?  Well, very safe! has ranked 35 of Florida’s cities based on their evaluation of NOAA-identified storms from 1965 to October 2014. Scores are based on the number of storm events, number of storm-related deaths, property damage and storm-related injuries.

Complete list of all 35 cities click here.

Are you ready to feel better? Here are the top ten safest cities from hurricanes in the state of Florida:

The top 10, beginning with the safest, are:

  1. Leesburg
  2. Orlando
  3. Sanford
  4. Kissimmee
  5. Palatka
  6. Lake City
  7. Naples
  8. Ocala
  9. Gainesville
  10. Fernandina Beach

Feel better City Beautiful? I do!! ~grace


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