Florida's hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. It peaks between the middle of August and the end of October. This is due of the warming of the waters in the equatorial Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, which contributes to the formation of tropical waves.
Hurricanes strike Florida more often than other states in the U.S. Four hurricanes hit the state in 2004. As of 2014, no other state has had that many hurricanes in one year.
All parts of Florida have been affected, to some extent, by hurricanes. The southeast coast and panhandle are hit most often. The Jacksonville and Tampa areas are less likely to be in the direct path of a hurricane.