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River Ranch, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #535

River Ranch, 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

River Ranch, 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, #815

River Ranch, FL
124.10
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 1,616 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of River Ranch, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:89Hail:536Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:725Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:12Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:242 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near River Ranch, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near River Ranch, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near River Ranch, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.41998-03-09227°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.
20.41951-12-18227°47'N / 81°32'W000K0Polk
25.11963-02-19227°54'N / 81°35'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Polk
25.31983-02-02227°27'N / 81°24'W1.00 Mile40 Yards16250K0Highlands
26.91982-06-17227°25'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards090K0Highlands
27.91963-05-29227°54'N / 81°38'W02250K0Polk
28.61982-09-26227°23'N / 81°02'W4.00 Miles60 Yards17250K0Okeechobee
31.21964-06-06228°06'N / 81°33'W0025K0Polk
33.41981-03-19228°14'N / 81°22'W28°15'N / 81°17'W5.40 Miles50 Yards011250K0Osceola
34.81966-04-04227°42'N / 82°38'W28°21'N / 80°45'W140.0 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pinellas
34.91997-12-27228°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.
35.91979-05-08228°04'N / 81°41'W4.00 Miles200 Yards14025.0M0Polk
36.41973-03-17228°06'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Polk
36.71951-12-18227°45'N / 81°48'W0025K0Polk
37.11998-02-23328°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
37.61970-02-03227°46'N / 80°35'W0025K0Indian River
37.81973-01-28228°16'N / 81°28'W28°20'N / 81°15'W14.00 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Osceola
38.21983-03-24228°15'N / 81°02'W28°18'N / 80°51'W10.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
38.71966-04-04428°13'N / 81°32'W28°26'N / 80°40'W54.80 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Osceola
39.51986-02-08227°53'N / 81°50'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Polk
39.91971-06-18227°13'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Highlands
41.61969-11-14227°18'N / 80°48'W27°18'N / 80°45'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0225K0Okeechobee
41.71972-06-18228°00'N / 80°34'W2.00 Miles100 Yards011250K0Brevard
42.21983-03-21227°15'N / 80°50'W27°19'N / 80°44'W5.00 Miles50 Yards042.5M0Okeechobee
42.61964-10-14228°08'N / 80°38'W017250K0Brevard
42.72005-10-24228°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.
43.71979-09-03228°04'N / 80°34'W2.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Brevard
44.61983-03-07228°07'N / 80°38'W28°10'N / 80°34'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Brevard
45.31966-04-04428°06'N / 82°04'W28°13'N / 81°32'W33.50 Miles300 Yards845025.0M0Polk
45.41983-03-24228°18'N / 80°51'W28°20'N / 80°43'W8.00 Miles90 Yards0025.0M0Brevard
45.81963-11-10227°45'N / 80°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Indian River
46.91998-02-23328°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.
47.41971-08-04228°16'N / 80°40'W28°14'N / 80°37'W4.10 Miles77 Yards0025K0Brevard
47.91969-06-06227°48'N / 81°59'W000K0Polk
48.81971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk


* 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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