Weather in Central Florida can be unpredictable. While Lake County and the surrounding areas earn the motto "The Sunshine State," severe weather can place residents and visitors in danger throughout the year. A typical Florida thunderstorm is more common than the threat of hurricanes.
Florida leads the nation in lightning deaths and tornado formation per 10,000 square miles. Education about what to do in severe weather can save lives. Learn what to do in the event of a hurricane or a severe thunderstorm with the threat of deadly cloud to ground lightning and tornadoes. Like a smoke detector, a NOAA Weather Radio gives an early warning for severe weather that just may save a life.
Low-lying areas in Central Florida may be prone to flooding. Know what to do and what insurance covers. Normal homeowner’s insurance does not cover damage due to flooding. Check with an insurance agent to make sure a home and property are protected. Contact the Lake County Public Works Department to find out where flood-prone areas are in Lake County.
Though weather-related damage cannot always be stopped, families can take action to protect themselves from harm and minimize damage.
Another weather condition that can cause problems for Floridians and visitors is extreme heat. Make sure to take precautions during Florida’s hot weather extremes.