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The chance of earthquake damage in Grenelefe is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Grenelefe is higher than Florida average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #473

Grenelefe, FL
0.00
Florida
0.01
U.S.
1.81

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

Grenelefe, FL
0.0000
Florida
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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, #337

Grenelefe, FL
204.24
Florida
185.89
U.S.
136.45

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 1,984 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Grenelefe, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:56Hail:730Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:947Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:12Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:235 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Grenelefe, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Grenelefe, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Grenelefe, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 50 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Grenelefe, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.51964-06-06228°06'N / 81°33'W0025K0Polk
6.31997-12-27228°04'N / 81°40'W28°08'N / 81°36'W5.80 Miles150 Yards0186.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down in the Lake Region mobile home park along U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 544 in Polk county. Several mobile homes sustained major to severe damage. Residents of Haines City who heard the tornado described that the sound resembled a high-pitched whine. The F2 tornado moved northeast and travelled across U.S. Highway 27 and caused significant wall and roof damage to several well built wood, mixed brick and mobile homes over mainly south and east Haines City from County Road 544 northeast to County Road 580. The Boone Middle School over eastern Haines City had heavy damage to a main building while eleven portable classrooms were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped half way up from the base. Several orange trees were sheared near the base along County Road 544. Several power poles were snapped and power lines downed along the path of the F2 tornado. Total damage was estimated at six million dollars. Seventy-five homes were destroyed, another 75-100 suffered major damage while another 75-100 received minor damage. Most of the homes destroyed were mobile or pre-fabricated homes. Also, at least ten vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. Nearly 2,000 electrical customers were without power from power poles and lines blown down by the tornadic wind. Most injuries that occurred during the tornado touchdown resulted from wind blown debris.
8.11973-03-17228°06'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Polk
8.41979-05-08228°04'N / 81°41'W4.00 Miles200 Yards14025.0M0Polk
8.91966-04-04227°42'N / 82°38'W28°21'N / 80°45'W140.0 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pinellas
10.51963-02-19227°54'N / 81°35'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Polk
11.61963-05-29227°54'N / 81°38'W02250K0Polk
15.21998-03-09227°50'N / 81°30'W27°54'N / 81°19'W10.40 Miles250 Yards042.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A tornado (F0) touched down in rural semi-wooded swampland, seven miles southeast of Lake Wales in Southwest Polk County. Ground survey indicated that the tornado moved northeast across Lake-In-The-Water Road and caused sporadic minor damage to the roofs of a few homes and downed trees and branches in the Oakwood Drive subdivision. The tornado continued northeast, widened to 250 yards and intensified to F2 strength where it destroyed or severely damaged several structures along Doherty Drive. Two mobile homes that took a direct hit from the F2 tornado along Doherty Drive were completely disintegrated with only frame rails and tie downs intact. Meanwhile, in close proximity to the crushed mobile homes, a well-built home, with rebar-poured concrete, reinforced cinder block walls and a hip roof, suffered minor structural and roofing tile damage after taking a direct hit by the F2 tornado on Doherty Drive. A pick-up truck parked adjacent to the well-built home was pushed 30 feet from its original resting place by the tornadic wind. Residents along Doherty Drive reported the sound of the tornado resembled that of a large freight train. One severely injured resident on Doherty Drive was tossed over 50 feet into the street from his mobile home that was destroyed by the tornado. A storage facility with unsupported cinder block walls and a high unsupported roof span was demolished by the tornadic wind. Tornado ground survey indicated that a large ten foot plus wide wood door entrance failed and allowed the tornadic wind to enter the commercial structure and exert extreme pressure on the outer load bearing walls which collapsed outward. Aerial survey indicated that the tornado weakened to F1 strength and continued northeast across rural pasture and semi-wooded swampland where it caused severe damage to a few mobile homes, barns, fences and sheds before it crossed State Road 60, one quarter mile west of Tiger Lake Road, or 11.5 miles east of Lake Wales. The tornado downed large power lines along State Road 60 and continued northeast where it snapped tree tops and branches before it lifted and dissipated along the southwest shore of Lake Kissimmee. The tornado in all destroyed or severely damaged twelve homes, caused moderate to slight damage to an additional fourteen homes, severely damaged four commercial buildings and damaged two recreational vehicles. The tornado also snapped several large power poles, downed numerous power lines and uprooted or snapped several large trees. Tornado damage to structures was estimated at one million dollars while damage to the electrical infrastructure was estimated at one million dollars.
17.11966-04-04428°06'N / 82°04'W28°13'N / 81°32'W33.50 Miles300 Yards845025.0M0Polk
18.41951-12-18227°47'N / 81°32'W000K0Polk
19.01981-03-19228°14'N / 81°22'W28°15'N / 81°17'W5.40 Miles50 Yards011250K0Osceola
19.01998-02-23328°14'N / 81°29'W28°20'N / 81°17'W14.00 Miles250 Yards2514550.0M0Osceola
 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
20.81973-01-28228°16'N / 81°28'W28°20'N / 81°15'W14.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Osceola
20.91986-02-08227°53'N / 81°50'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Polk
24.61971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk
25.81951-12-18227°45'N / 81°48'W0025K0Polk
31.11978-01-08228°30'N / 81°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Orange
31.71969-06-06227°48'N / 81°59'W000K0Polk
32.21998-02-22328°29'N / 81°43'W28°31'N / 81°39'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Lake
 Brief Description: The second tornado of the outbreak touched down in Lake County just east of Lake Louisa along Highway 27. It moved northeast at 45 mph through a rural area blowing down trees but otherwise causing little property damage. At 11:41 pm the tornado moved into Orange County.
33.01950-05-15228°30'N / 81°22'W0025K0Orange
33.21966-04-04428°13'N / 81°32'W28°26'N / 80°40'W54.80 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
33.41967-06-05228°30'N / 81°21'W0.10 Mile173 Yards002.5M0Orange
33.71973-01-28228°31'N / 81°26'W28°32'N / 81°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0162.5M0Orange
34.71964-07-02228°02'N / 82°07'W0625K0Hillsborough
34.81981-03-19328°30'N / 81°25'W28°33'N / 81°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Orange
35.51982-04-09228°30'N / 81°50'W28°31'N / 81°47'W3.00 Miles20 Yards0125K0Lake
35.81963-02-19228°01'N / 82°08'W00250K0Hillsborough
36.31983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Orange
36.31998-02-22328°31'N / 81°38'W28°38'N / 81°27'W14.00 Miles200 Yards37015.0M0Orange
 Brief Description: The Lake County tornado moved into Orange County about 5 miles southwest of Winter Garden moving northeast at 45 mph. It rapidly intensified to a category F3 tornado with estimated winds near 200 mph. The tornado moved through Winter Garden between 11:47 pm and 11:55 pm destroying a mobile home community in Winter Garden. There were three fatalities and 70 injuries. Five hundred structures were either damaged or destroyed. F68MH, M80MH, M80MH
37.31953-01-09227°50'N / 82°10'W27°57'N / 82°06'W9.20 Miles100 Yards01225K0Hillsborough
38.81983-02-02227°59'N / 82°13'W28°03'N / 82°09'W4.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
39.11983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W28°37'N / 81°18'W5.00 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Orange
39.11998-02-23328°24'N / 81°16'W28°29'N / 80°54'W24.00 Miles250 Yards055.0M0Orange
 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.
39.41973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
39.61978-12-01228°10'N / 82°11'W0.60 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
39.61959-04-02228°34'N / 81°16'W19250K0Orange
40.01983-03-24228°15'N / 81°02'W28°18'N / 80°51'W10.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
40.21960-03-03228°33'N / 81°53'W06250K0Lake
40.51978-01-08228°37'N / 81°26'W28°38'N / 81°24'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0232.5M0Orange
42.21971-03-07228°35'N / 81°53'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Lake
42.31978-01-08227°55'N / 82°18'W28°00'N / 82°10'W10.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
42.31983-02-02227°27'N / 81°24'W1.00 Mile40 Yards16250K0Highlands
44.11972-03-31227°54'N / 82°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
44.81982-06-17227°25'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards090K0Highlands
44.81959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
47.21978-01-08228°38'N / 81°24'W28°45'N / 81°10'W16.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Seminole
47.41964-04-28228°44'N / 81°37'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Orange
47.61981-03-18228°40'N / 81°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards01250K0Seminole
48.31996-12-07227°50'N / 82°18'W27°50'N / 82°18'W2.00 Miles83 Yards10100K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong tornado touched down one eighth of a mile east of Interstate 75 and one half mile north of Big Bend Road in Riverview where it snapped a dozen tree tops. The tornado moved east and descended into the Cowley Cove mobile home complex where it widened to 250 feet and damaged nine mobile homes and snapped an additional dozen trees. Three mobile homes were completely leveled, two were severely damaged, one moderately damaged and three incurred minor damage, all on Cowley Cove Court. One human fatality, a 50 year old male, and three dogs, occurred when the occupants mobile home was lifted up by the tornadic winds and tossed nearly a 100 feet from its foundation where it disentegrated on impact. At least five parked vehicles where damaged by the tornado along with several sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage occurred along a 3/16 mile path in the Cowley Cove mobile home complex before it lifted, moved east and sporatically touched down in rural southern Hillsborough county. The tornado dissipated nearly two miles east of it's initial touchdown north of Dixon Drive. Of note, a parked undrivable vehicle that was in the direct path of the tornado had most of it's contents sucked from the hatchback storage compartment including a removed 100 pound transmission. Inspection of the vehicle found that the hatchback skin was buckled, bowed and pushed outward from the inside of the vehicle by the transmission casing that eventually smashed upward and out through the rear hatchback window. M50MH
49.01968-11-09228°29'N / 82°12'W28°39'N / 82°00'W16.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter


* 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.


 
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