There’s really no where 100 percent safe in Florida from hurricanes.
Even Orlando got hit twice in 2004 by hurricanes Charley and Frances.
And although Florida enjoyed a more than 10-year hurricane drought after 2005’s Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Big Bend area in 2016.
Still, HomeInsurance.com has ranked Florida’s cities based on their evaluation of NOAA-identified storms from 1965 to October 2014, doling out scores based on the number of storm events, number of storm-related deaths, property damage and storm-related injuries.
West Palm Beach ranks 15th on the list, falling behind Miami, which took the 14th place. Stuart ranked 11.
The top 10, beginning with the safest, are:
- Lake City
- Fernandina Beach
The entire ranking is below.