Lemon Grove, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Lemon Grove is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lemon Grove is lower than Florida average and is about the same as the national average.
Earthquake Index, #731
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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
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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, #720
|Lemon Grove, FL||141.07|
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 1,404 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lemon Grove, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||72||Hail:||480||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||1||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||4|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||656||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||12||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Lemon Grove, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lemon Grove, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Lemon Grove, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lemon Grove, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|14.1||1951-12-18||2||27°45'N / 81°48'W||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|14.9||1951-12-18||2||27°47'N / 81°32'W||0||0||0K||0||Polk|
|18.3||1983-02-02||2||27°27'N / 81°24'W||1.00 Mile||40 Yards||1||6||250K||0||Highlands|
|20.4||1982-06-17||2||27°25'N / 81°23'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||9||0K||0||Highlands|
|21.2||1963-05-29||2||27°54'N / 81°38'W||0||2||250K||0||Polk|
|21.5||1963-02-19||2||27°54'N / 81°35'W||0.20 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Polk|
|22.9||1986-02-08||2||27°53'N / 81°50'W||2.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Polk|
|24.0||1998-03-09||2||27°50'N / 81°30'W||27°54'N / 81°19'W||10.40 Miles||250 Yards||0||4||2.0M||0||Polk|
|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.|
|24.8||1969-06-06||2||27°48'N / 81°59'W||0||0||0K||0||Polk|
|28.8||1970-02-03||2||27°13'N / 81°51'W||0||0||250K||0||De Soto|
|29.2||1958-01-26||2||27°13'N / 81°52'W||0||0||0K||0||De Soto|
|29.2||1983-12-12||2||27°13'N / 81°52'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||4||250K||0||De Soto|
|29.9||1966-04-04||2||27°42'N / 82°38'W||28°21'N / 80°45'W||140.0 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pinellas|
|30.8||1971-06-18||2||27°13'N / 81°23'W||1.00 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Highlands|
|32.7||1979-05-08||2||28°04'N / 81°41'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||1||40||25.0M||0||Polk|
|33.9||1972-02-01||2||27°25'N / 82°10'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Manatee|
|34.4||1971-11-29||2||28°01'N / 81°57'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|35.0||1973-03-17||2||28°06'N / 81°40'W||0.30 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|35.0||1997-12-27||2||28°04'N / 81°40'W||28°08'N / 81°36'W||5.80 Miles||150 Yards||0||18||6.0M||0||Polk|
|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.|
|35.5||1964-06-06||2||28°06'N / 81°33'W||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|36.0||1953-01-09||2||27°50'N / 82°10'W||27°57'N / 82°06'W||9.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||12||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|40.0||1966-04-04||4||28°06'N / 82°04'W||28°13'N / 81°32'W||33.50 Miles||300 Yards||8||450||25.0M||0||Polk|
|40.5||1982-09-26||2||27°23'N / 81°02'W||4.00 Miles||60 Yards||1||7||250K||0||Okeechobee|
|41.5||1963-02-19||2||28°01'N / 82°08'W||0||0||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|41.6||1964-07-02||2||28°02'N / 82°07'W||0||6||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|42.3||1972-03-31||2||27°54'N / 82°15'W||1.00 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|43.0||1996-12-07||2||27°50'N / 82°18'W||27°50'N / 82°18'W||2.00 Miles||83 Yards||1||0||100K||0||Hillsborough|
|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|
|43.6||1978-01-08||2||27°55'N / 82°18'W||28°00'N / 82°10'W||10.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|43.7||1983-02-02||2||27°59'N / 82°13'W||28°03'N / 82°09'W||4.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|47.3||1963-11-10||2||26°59'N / 82°00'W||1.00 Mile||27 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Charlotte|
|48.1||1969-07-02||2||27°51'N / 82°23'W||0||2||3K||0||Hillsborough|
|48.8||1971-12-03||2||27°01'N / 82°10'W||27°01'N / 82°03'W||7.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Sarasota|
|48.8||1951-07-22||2||27°44'N / 82°26'W||0||0||3K||0||Hillsborough|
|48.8||1970-01-06||2||27°44'N / 82°26'W||0||3||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|48.9||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|
* 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.