Guess what did not happen in Florida this year....
The Atlantic hurricane season ends today. For the third year in a row, a near record-breaking number of hurricanes and tropical storms formed during the six-month stretch.
And for an unprecedented seventh straight year, no hurricanes hit Florida.
A total of 19 named storms formed this year, seven more than the historic average. The year tied 2010 and 2011 for the third-busiest season on record.
In Marion County the worst of our storm season came in mid-June, when a stalled Tropical Storm Debby drenched the area with four days of rain.
Some roads flooded, some people were temporarily without power, and a retaining wall at the new Sharpes Ferry Bridge collapsed.
But that was it. Local schools never took a hurricane day. There were no major scares....thank goodness.
And that's why Ocala, FL is such a great place to live!