HURRICANE STUDY - FORT MYERS / PORT CHARLOTTE FLORIDA
Professional Civil Engineering -
Florida registered, over 35 years experience in Hydrology and Hydraulics, Flood
This detailed report, tells of the history of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms that have directly hit the
Port Charlotte and Fort Myers areas since 1848. It list all of the hurricanes and describes each Hurricane
as they impacted this area. It shows, through exhibits, the hurricane track as they went over this area.
The hurricane storm surges, wind speed and category of storm are shown and tabulated for the history
of these storms. This report tells you that each hurricane is different and can be deadly in many
This report gives the probability of the next Hurricane or Tropical Storm to directly hit this area.
The Hurricane wind damages are tabulated for each category Hurricane.
The Hurricane storm surge damages are tabulated for each Hurricane category. The storm surges will
cause the most destruction and lasting damage to this area. This report tells of the type of Hurricane that
will cause the highest storm surge and most damage.
An examination of the current F.E.M.A. Flood Insurance Studies for Lee and Charlotte Counties was done.
The risk of living in paradise was studied. Estimating the probability of when the next big Hurricane will
hit this area with very high storm surges and winds causing mass destruction and flooding.
Hurricane Preparations were discussed. If you live here or are thinking about living here you need to know
what to expect and how to prepare for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. What do you need in order to get ready for a
Hurricane. What you will need after the storm has passed, in order to survive until help comes.
All of the recorded Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracts from 1861 to the Present are shown on exhibits.
There are quite a lot of hurricanes and tropical storms that have hit this area.
Pictures of the devastation that Hurricane Ike did to Galveston, Texas, in September 2008 are shown.
This was done to show what a storm surge of 10-15 feet would do to barrier islands. Pictures of interior
damage to homes by sea water was also shown.
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