Hurricanes and Indian Legend

Updated 09/30/2017 @ 5:39 pm

Information on this page was found in various places and results in many conflicting conclusions

"Sarasota has not been a bullís-eye for a major hurricane since reliable records began in 1871
Tampa has avoided a direct hit by a major hurricane since 1921."

This map of Cat 3 storms shows only one direct hit on Englewood in 1944 since 1851
However The Great Hurricane of 1921, The No-Name Storm of October 08, 1993 and many lesser unnamed storms have done extensive damage

Links related to the "Indian Legend"

Article debunks Indian Legend regarding storm-safety theory

The Legend of Sara De Sota

Tampa Bayís escape from Irma was more than luck

Tampa's Hurricane Blessing

Sarasota Indian Blessings

Sarasota has been safe from hurricanes for years

Did the Native Americans Hurricane-Proof Manatee County?

Did local Indian mounds save Tampa Bay from Irma's worst

Links to storms hitting Englewood and Southwest Florida

Records show the region has a stormy past

Sarasota,Florida's history with tropical systems

Interactive chart showing 74 Storms - 1930 - 2010 ( Error on map but good info )

Manasota Key Ignored By Media During Hurricane Irma

Worst Hurricanes to hit Florida in the Past Century

Tropical Storm Marco 1990

A storm with no name - 1993

Sarasota History - 1921 Hurricane

National Hurricane Center

List of Florida hurricanes

Links to local YouTube videos taken during Hurricane Irma

Irma Youtube Videos taken on Manasota Key

YouTube - Gulf to Bay After Irma - September 15, 2017

YouTube - The Beach at Gulf to Bay After Irma

GTB Main Page - GTB Photo Page