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National Weather Service to commemorate Tarpon Springs hurricane
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National Weather Service to commemorate Tarpon Springs hurricane

Ruskin, Florida - The 90th Anniversary of the 1921 Tarpon Springs Hurricane is on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Ruskin is commemorating the weather event.

On that day a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 miles per hour made landfall near Tarpon Springs. It caused major damage across the Tampa Bay Area. This was the last hurricane to make landfall in the immediate Tampa Bay Area and it was ranked 56th for the most intense.

Click here to see a comparative look at the areas that were hit hardest then. You can also see what stands there now. You can learn about the population difference and the impact there would be if a similar storm were to hit the area today.

There's a video there about the storm and a look into hurricane climatology and how the storm was typical for October.

You can learn about what products and services are available from the National Weather Service before, during, and after a storm too.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office says the Tampa Bay Area will be hit by a hurricane in the future. It is not a matter of if, but when.

Workers at the forecast office say you should increase your knowledge of hurricane history so you can be better prepared to protect yourself and your family when the next hurricane strikes.

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