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Lee County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #36

Lee County
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

Lee County
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, #33

Lee County
144.01
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 2,816 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lee County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:18Dense Fog:43Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:272Hail:680Heat:3Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:1,154Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:47Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:573 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lee County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lee County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lee County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lee County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71965-02-23226°37'N / 81°52'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Lee
5.71986-08-09226°36'N / 81°58'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Lee
6.21988-11-04226°38'N / 81°51'W1.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Lee
6.21989-07-23226°38'N / 81°51'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.5M0Lee
6.41964-06-23226°37'N / 81°58'W013K0Lee
7.61971-03-03226°30'N / 82°00'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Lee
11.11962-06-10226°24'N / 81°50'W0025K0Lee
12.01960-10-31226°27'N / 82°03'W103K0Lee
16.11972-06-18226°26'N / 82°07'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Lee
16.61972-06-18226°37'N / 81°38'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Lee
17.51972-06-18226°37'N / 82°10'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lee
27.91968-11-09226°10'N / 81°48'W26°27'N / 81°16'W38.40 Miles100 Yards21725K0Collier
28.21982-06-17226°43'N / 81°30'W26°47'N / 81°29'W4.00 Miles17 Yards11250K0Hendry
30.11968-11-11226°10'N / 81°50'W26°45'N / 81°00'W65.40 Miles17 Yards03250K0Collier
30.51963-11-10226°59'N / 82°00'W1.00 Mile27 Yards02250K0Charlotte
31.41993-04-05226°58'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards015.0M0Charlotte
 Brief Description: A tornado moved through a residential area of Port Charlotte and moved rapidly northeastward causing a 2-mile path of destruction. In all, 69 houses were damaged, 17 of which were severely damaged and one was destroyed. A male resident of this house was cut on the forearm and received a hairline fracture of his foot as the roof was completely lifted off the structure. Promenades Mall was then hit, severely damaging a Bryons department store which will be closed for 5 months for repairs, a supermarket, a medical center, a motel and several other small businesses. Many trees were uprooted, fences damaged, screen enclosures and outbuildings were destroyed. A wind gust of 61 mph was observed at Punta Gorda Airport at 0147 EST. Damage was estimated at $1 million by the emergency manager.
31.71982-06-17226°47'N / 81°29'W26°50'N / 81°27'W4.00 Miles17 Yards03250K0Glades
32.02006-06-21226°59'N / 82°07'W26°57'N / 82°08'W3.00 Miles70 Yards03500K0Charlotte
 Brief Description: A small but destructive tornado rapidly developed near the merger of the east and west coast sea breezes over Port Charlotte. The first touch down was just northeast of the Charlotte County Cultural Center. It then moved southwest for about three miles ending around the 4200 block of Rock Creek Drive. It caused damage in several locations along its path, most of which was rated as F0/F1 on the Fujita Scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 300 block of East Tarpon Boulevard NW. One home wa
34.31968-07-30227°00'N / 82°08'W0.30 Mile27 Yards2025K0Charlotte
34.71971-12-03227°01'N / 82°10'W27°01'N / 82°03'W7.30 Miles100 Yards05250K0Sarasota
40.91968-11-11226°58'N / 82°22'W0025K0Sarasota
42.11968-11-09226°27'N / 81°16'W26°30'N / 81°10'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hendry
45.01962-05-10225°54'N / 81°54'W0.30 Mile33 Yards013K0Lake
45.91958-01-26227°13'N / 81°52'W000K0De Soto
45.91983-12-12227°13'N / 81°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards04250K0De Soto
46.01970-02-03227°13'N / 81°51'W00250K0De Soto
48.71970-02-03227°04'N / 82°26'W00250K0Sarasota
48.81971-12-03227°07'N / 82°23'W27°09'N / 82°18'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Sarasota
49.81985-03-17327°05'N / 82°29'W27°04'N / 82°25'W3.00 Miles400 Yards24525.0M0Sarasota


* 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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