Florida has been roughed up by dozens of tropical storm systems since the 1950s, none worse than Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The Category 5 hurricane with gusts over 200 mph held the title as the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Severe freezes have been disastrous for Florida farmers on multiple occasions.
Major disaster declarations since 1953: 67
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency