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When was the last time Tampa Bay took a direct hit from a major hurricane? 1921

Published on: 09/28/2022

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A century ago, the 1921 hurricane made landfall in Tarpon Springs, packing 120-mile-per-hour winds, a storm surge of 11 feet, and claiming the lives of eight – including children. That was the last time the Tampa Bay area took a direct hit from a major hurricane

This was before the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale. If it did exist, experts said the storm would've been deemed a Category 3. At the time, it caused upwards of $2 million in damage.

Source Url :https://www.fox13news.com/weather/when-was-the-last-time-a-major-hurricane-struck-tampa-bay-in-1921

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