Since I wrote about the crazy rains we have been experiencing I’ve had some other thoughts. When I was looking to move to Florida 5 years ago I came to Ocala because it had never suffered a direct hit from a hurricane.
In the dry season Florida is prone to wild fires. Although wildfires can happen any where, the worst of them seem to happen either south or east of Marion county. I find this odd seeing so much of the eastern part of Marion county is the Ocala national forest .
Now that much of the eastern part of central Florida is experiencing historic flooding, the Ocala area seems to be once again getting off easy.
There are no guarantees in life, but as far as weather related problems go, the Ocala area seems to be one of the safest parts of Florida.