Florida's Natural Disasters

See how natural disasters affect Florida


Wildfires can happen from lightning,human carelessness,arson,volcano eruption and cyclical climate change such as El Nino


Flooding can happen from to much rain at one time. They also can form by river banks overflowing

Here are some before and after pictures of flooding

Lightning Strikes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does lightning strike occur?

How do they form?

How do you get prepared for lightning strikes?


In Florida, tornadoes can occur at any time of the year. Tornadoes can form on their own, or they can accompany hurricanes and tropical storms. Generally, weather patterns produce the strongest tornadoes between February and May.