Brevard County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Brevard County is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Brevard County is lower than Florida average and is higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #17
The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.
Volcano Index, #1
The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.
Tornado Index, #29
The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.
Other Weather Extremes Events
A total of 3,948 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brevard County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||149||Hail:||1,321||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||1||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||7|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,870||Tropical Storm:||1||Wildfire:||20||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Brevard County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Brevard County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Brevard County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brevard County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|4.9||1971-08-04||2||28°16'N / 80°40'W||28°14'N / 80°37'W||4.10 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brevard|
|5.2||1983-03-24||2||28°18'N / 80°51'W||28°20'N / 80°43'W||8.00 Miles||90 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Brevard|
|6.2||1979-07-09||2||28°19'N / 80°36'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Brevard|
|7.2||1972-06-19||3||28°22'N / 80°40'W||28°26'N / 80°41'W||4.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Brevard|
|11.8||1963-07-11||2||28°28'N / 80°44'W||0||0||3K||0||Brevard|
|12.1||1964-10-14||2||28°08'N / 80°38'W||0||17||250K||0||Brevard|
|12.4||1983-03-07||2||28°07'N / 80°38'W||28°10'N / 80°34'W||5.00 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Brevard|
|14.4||1973-01-28||2||28°30'N / 80°48'W||28°30'N / 80°43'W||5.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brevard|
|14.8||1983-03-24||2||28°15'N / 81°02'W||28°18'N / 80°51'W||10.00 Miles||90 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Osceola|
|15.1||1972-03-31||2||28°31'N / 80°42'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Brevard|
|16.5||1972-06-19||3||28°28'N / 80°32'W||28°31'N / 80°33'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||23||2.5M||0||Brevard|
|17.9||1979-09-03||2||28°04'N / 80°34'W||2.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Brevard|
|20.0||2005-10-24||2||28°02'N / 80°34'W||28°02'N / 80°34'W||0.30 Mile||40 Yards||0||0||150K||0||Brevard|
|Brief Description: A rainband from Hurricane Wilma moving northwest toward the coast produced an F2 waterspout-tornado that moved on shore and removed the upper floor of a house that was built over a ground level garage. The top half of the structure was blown into US Highway A1A.|
|22.1||1972-06-18||2||28°00'N / 80°34'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||11||250K||0||Brevard|
|22.8||1968-09-12||2||28°37'N / 80°48'W||1.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Brevard|
|22.8||1970-03-05||3||28°37'N / 80°48'W||1.90 Miles||333 Yards||0||7||2.5M||0||Brevard|
|24.4||1966-04-04||4||28°13'N / 81°32'W||28°26'N / 80°40'W||54.80 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Osceola|
|25.3||1998-02-23||3||28°24'N / 81°16'W||28°29'N / 80°54'W||24.00 Miles||250 Yards||0||5||5.0M||0||Orange|
|Brief Description: The Kissimmee tornado moved into Orange County southeast of Orlando International Airport as a category F3. The tornado affected rural swampy areas, striking few structures except for lakeside neighborhoods on the shores of Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane. The tornado lifted as it approached the St. Johns River on the east central border of Orange County in the Tosohatchee State Preserve.|
|25.9||1959-04-02||2||28°39'N / 80°51'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Brevard|
|30.2||1972-03-31||2||28°44'N / 80°45'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Brevard|
|37.4||1970-02-03||2||27°46'N / 80°35'W||0||0||25K||0||Indian River|
|38.2||1981-03-19||2||28°14'N / 81°22'W||28°15'N / 81°17'W||5.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||11||250K||0||Osceola|
|39.1||1959-04-02||2||28°34'N / 81°16'W||1||9||250K||0||Orange|
|39.6||1981-03-18||2||28°40'N / 81°12'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Seminole|
|40.0||1973-01-28||2||28°16'N / 81°28'W||28°20'N / 81°15'W||14.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||7||2.5M||0||Osceola|
|40.8||1963-11-10||2||27°45'N / 80°27'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Indian River|
|41.5||1998-02-23||2||28°51'N / 80°56'W||28°54'N / 80°51'W||5.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||500K||0||Volusia|
|Brief Description: The same supercell that produced the Sanford tornado produced an F2 tornado that touched down just west of Interstate 95 about 5 miles west of Oak Hill. The tornado moved northeast at 45 mph blowing down trees destroying two barns and damaging 10 mobile homes and 2 houses. The tornado lifted at the town of Ariel at U.S. Highway 1.|
|41.5||1998-02-23||3||28°14'N / 81°29'W||28°20'N / 81°17'W||14.00 Miles||250 Yards||25||145||50.0M||0||Osceola|
|Brief Description: The deadliest tornado of the outbreak was a category F3 that touched down initially one mile south of Intercession City. The tornado moved northeast at 45 mph and ripped through the town of Kissimmee killing 25 people. The hardest hit areas were the Morningside Acres mobile home community and the Ponderosa Recreational Vehicle Park. In all eight people were killed in recreational vehicles, fifteen in mobile homes and one in an automobile. The tornado continued northeast and moved into Orange County six miles north of St. Cloud. One hundred and fifty people were injured and over 1000 structures were damaged or destroyed. M1MH, M22MH, M23MH, M30VE, F31MH, F33MH, M38MH, F45MH, F47MH, M50MH, M51VE, M55MH, F64VE, F65MH, F66MH, F67MH, M69VE, F70VE, F71VE, M71VE, M73VE, F75MH, F85VE, M51VE, M33VE|
|41.8||1967-06-05||2||28°30'N / 81°21'W||0.10 Mile||173 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Orange|
|42.8||1950-05-15||2||28°30'N / 81°22'W||0||0||25K||0||Orange|
|42.9||1981-03-19||3||28°30'N / 81°25'W||28°33'N / 81°18'W||8.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||2.5M||0||Orange|
|43.2||1983-02-02||2||28°33'N / 81°22'W||28°37'N / 81°18'W||5.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||9||2.5M||0||Orange|
|44.0||1983-02-02||2||28°33'N / 81°22'W||1.00 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Orange|
|44.1||1998-02-23||3||28°48'N / 81°09'W||28°48'N / 81°09'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||1||0||1.0M||0||Volusia|
|Brief Description: The Sanford tornado crossed into Volusia County near Highway 46 and the St. Johns River where it killed a 53 year old man in a recreational vehicle at a fish camp. The tornado continued northeast for 2 miles and dissipated in a rural part of south Volusia County. M53VE|
|44.6||1978-01-08||2||28°38'N / 81°24'W||28°45'N / 81°10'W||16.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Seminole|
|46.4||1998-02-23||3||28°42'N / 81°21'W||28°48'N / 81°11'W||14.00 Miles||200 Yards||12||36||30.0M||0||Seminole|
|Brief Description: The Seminole County category F3 tornado was produced by the same supercell that produced the Winter Garden tornado. It initially set down near Longwood and moved northeast at 45 mph. The tornado passed through several neighborhhoods in the southeast portion of Sanford killing 12 people in mobile homes and injuring 70. It continued northeast and crossed into Volusia County 5 miles east of Sanford. The near 200 mph winds of the tornado damaged or destroy 625 structures. M9MH, F11MH, F21MH, M23MH, M26MH, M37MH, F39MH, F40MH, M41MH, M49MH, M53PH, M62MH|
|46.7||1973-01-28||2||28°31'N / 81°26'W||28°32'N / 81°25'W||2.70 Miles||300 Yards||0||16||2.5M||0||Orange|
|48.1||1966-08-23||2||28°48'N / 81°15'W||0||3||25K||0||Seminole|
|48.1||1982-04-08||2||28°48'N / 81°16'W||28°49'N / 81°13'W||3.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||10||250K||0||Seminole|
|49.0||1978-01-08||2||28°37'N / 81°26'W||28°38'N / 81°24'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||23||2.5M||0||Orange|
|49.5||1996-10-07||2||28°58'N / 80°53'W||29°01'N / 80°56'W||6.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||2.4M||0||Volusia|
|Brief Description: A 400 yard wide F2 tornado-waterspout initally touched down west of Interstate 95, about 1.5 mile south of Florida Highway 442. The tornado moved northeast at 40 mph, crossing the town of Edgewater. It remained in contact with the surface as it moved over the Indian River Lagoon and crossed the barrier island in the southern part of New Smyrna Beach. There were no fatalities or serious injuries reported. One commerical structure and 30 homes were severly damaged. Over 200 homes received minor damage. At least 1 mobile home was destroyed. Damage estimates were near $2.4 million.|
|49.8||1972-07-05||2||28°50'N / 81°15'W||0.30 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Seminole|
* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.