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"What if" a cat. 3 storm storm strikes just west of Tampa Bay?

Posted by 1969 on 9/10/2017, 8:22 am

Tampa Bay Times article from September 1, 2017

"Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's warning was even starker. Standing outside City Hall last year, he described what would happen if a hurricane as small as a Category 3 with 110 to 130 mph winds hit downtown.

"Where you're standing now would be 15 feet under water," he said.'"

Tampa Bay Times: What 500-year flooding could look like in Tampa Bay
"Analysts say the Tampa Bay area, which includes the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, is the most vulnerable in the United States to flooding and damage in the event of a major hurricane. A direct hit would likely surpass the cost of Hurricane Katrina, with one Boston firm that analyzes potential catastrophic damage estimating a cost of more than $175 billion to the region. More than 30 percent of residents live in a moderate to high risk flood zone."


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