"It Won't Hit Here"
05:11 PM EDT - 23 April 2001
"A big storm won't hit us here. The cape is protected by the super powers of the Gulf Stream. Nasa chose Cape Canaveral because of it."
Some of the various things I've heard that are all false. The weather patterns and ridges along with highs in the Atlantic all trend storms in certain directions, which luckily makes strong landfalls a rare event, but it still can happen.
Last year it was quiet for US Hurricane landfalls, but an active year in general as for storm count. Every year must be taken on its own, and general trend predictions cannot predict landfall. Storms approaching Florida can rapidly intensify, and no chances should be taken based on the last few years. (Floyd for example) Protect yourself and your family the best you can. The best thing you can do to do this is to stay informed and use your best judgement. Avoid the hype, and create a plan--before the storm approaches.
It can hit here.