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Port Saint John, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #91

Port Saint John, FL
0.01
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

Port Saint John, 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, #467

Port Saint John, FL
182.84
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 1,588 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Port Saint John, 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:62Hail:559Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:734Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:226 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Port Saint John, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Port Saint John, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Port Saint John, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.41973-01-28228°30'N / 80°48'W28°30'N / 80°43'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brevard
3.41963-07-11228°28'N / 80°44'W003K0Brevard
6.01972-03-31228°31'N / 80°42'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brevard
8.71972-06-19328°22'N / 80°40'W28°26'N / 80°41'W4.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brevard
9.71968-09-12228°37'N / 80°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Brevard
9.71970-03-05328°37'N / 80°48'W1.90 Miles333 Yards072.5M0Brevard
11.11983-03-24228°18'N / 80°51'W28°20'N / 80°43'W8.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Brevard
12.51959-04-02228°39'N / 80°51'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Brevard
15.01972-06-19328°28'N / 80°32'W28°31'N / 80°33'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0232.5M0Brevard
15.91979-07-09228°19'N / 80°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Brevard
16.81983-03-24228°15'N / 81°02'W28°18'N / 80°51'W10.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
17.81972-03-31228°44'N / 80°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Brevard
18.01971-08-04228°16'N / 80°40'W28°14'N / 80°37'W4.10 Miles77 Yards0025K0Brevard
18.11998-02-23328°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.
21.71966-04-04428°13'N / 81°32'W28°26'N / 80°40'W54.80 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
25.51964-10-14228°08'N / 80°38'W017250K0Brevard
25.81983-03-07228°07'N / 80°38'W28°10'N / 80°34'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Brevard
28.21998-02-23228°51'N / 80°56'W28°54'N / 80°51'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00500K0Volusia
 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.
28.21981-03-18228°40'N / 81°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards01250K0Seminole
29.71959-04-02228°34'N / 81°16'W19250K0Orange
31.31998-02-23328°48'N / 81°09'W28°48'N / 81°09'W2.00 Miles200 Yards101.0M0Volusia
 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
31.41979-09-03228°04'N / 80°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Brevard
33.52005-10-24228°02'N / 80°34'W28°02'N / 80°34'W0.30 Mile40 Yards00150K0Brevard
 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.
33.51978-01-08228°38'N / 81°24'W28°45'N / 81°10'W16.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Seminole
33.91983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W28°37'N / 81°18'W5.00 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Orange
34.21967-06-05228°30'N / 81°21'W0.10 Mile173 Yards002.5M0Orange
34.61998-02-23328°42'N / 81°21'W28°48'N / 81°11'W14.00 Miles200 Yards123630.0M0Seminole
 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
34.81981-03-19328°30'N / 81°25'W28°33'N / 81°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Orange
35.21950-05-15228°30'N / 81°22'W0025K0Orange
35.51983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Orange
35.61972-06-18228°00'N / 80°34'W2.00 Miles100 Yards011250K0Brevard
35.81982-04-08228°48'N / 81°16'W28°49'N / 81°13'W3.00 Miles50 Yards010250K0Seminole
35.81966-08-23228°48'N / 81°15'W0325K0Seminole
36.31996-10-07228°58'N / 80°53'W29°01'N / 80°56'W6.00 Miles400 Yards002.4M0Volusia
 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.
36.51981-03-19228°14'N / 81°22'W28°15'N / 81°17'W5.40 Miles50 Yards011250K0Osceola
36.81973-01-28228°16'N / 81°28'W28°20'N / 81°15'W14.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Osceola
37.31972-07-05228°50'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Seminole
38.31997-11-02329°01'N / 80°56'W29°01'N / 80°56'W3.00 Miles400 Yards03214.0M0Volusia
 Brief Description: A rapidly intensifying tornado initially touched down in New Smyrna Beach about 1 mile west of U.S. Highway 1 between Enterprise and Wayne Avenues. The tornado moved east northeast at about 50 mph damaging several homes and downing trees and power lines. It lifted just west of Highway 1 after passing Chisholm Elementary School. The tornado then struck New Smyrna Beach High School producing Fujita Scale F1 damage. As the tornado intensified to a strong F3 category, it passed thorough the Venetian VIllas subdivision and the Diamond Head Condominiums. A number of large well built homes were destroyed. Many of the units in the 10 story Diamond Head Condominiums received major damage as high winds blew out exterior glass walls and blew furniture into the adjoining Indian River Lagoon. The tornado then crossed the Intracoastal Waterway and passed over the barrier island between Robinson Road and East Street where a number of large well built homes were almost completely destroyed. The tornado then moved over the Atlantic Ocean. In all 32 people were injured, six requiring hospitalisation. Thirty one homes were destroyed and 290 were damaged. Damage estimates were near 14 million dollars.
38.61998-02-23328°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
38.81973-01-28228°31'N / 81°26'W28°32'N / 81°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0162.5M0Orange
39.51978-01-08228°37'N / 81°26'W28°38'N / 81°24'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0232.5M0Orange
41.81971-08-27229°01'N / 81°06'W0.30 Mile50 Yards013K0Volusia
45.31978-01-08228°30'N / 81°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Orange
46.21998-02-22328°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
46.81979-09-03229°08'N / 80°59'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Volusia
46.92007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
46.92007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
49.22006-12-25229°01'N / 81°18'W29°04'N / 81°16'W3.00 Miles50 Yards052.5M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado touched down just west of North Stone Street in Deland and moved northeast crossing Highway 17. It moved across the Fernwood mobile home community and continued northeast over Meadowlea Estates mobile home community. It lifted just north of Carter Road. Fifty two residences were destroyed and 162 were damaged. Five people were seriously injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: On December 24th an area of surface low pressure developed in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a strong upper level trough and an associated powerful branch of the subtropical jet. As this low pressure system moved into Florida, a squall line developed over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and then moved rapidly into Florida . The squall line spawned severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moving east and northeast at around 50 MPH.
49.31961-08-29229°03'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile60 Yards0025K0Volusia


* 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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