Damage left by last 3 tropical storms to hit Florida

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Posted: Jun 06, 2016 3:20 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A hurricane hasn't made a direct hit on Florida since 2005, but the state hasn't escaped the flooding, torrential rains and tornadoes caused by tropical storms crossing its peninsula. The damage left by the last three tropical storms to make landfall in Florida, according to National Hurricane Center records:

— June 2013: Andrea caused minor coastal flooding when it made landfall in Florida's Big Bend near Steinhatchee, along with 10 tornadoes across the state and "severe urban flooding" in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Still, U.S. insured losses fell below the $25 million threshold for a catastrophe declaration, according to the hurricane center.

— June 2012: The day before Debby made landfall near Steinhatchee, overall U.S. oil production dropped up to 2 percent as the storm forced suspensions of drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. In Florida, Debby dropped over 20 inches of rain in some areas and spawned 24 tornadoes over two days. A woman and her 3-year-old child were among nine deaths in the state. Inland flooding, beach erosion and storm surge contributed to an estimated $250 million in U.S. damage.

— May 2012: Beryl was the strongest pre-season tropical cyclone on record to make a U.S. landfall. It came ashore at Jacksonville Beach, causing two tornadoes in the state and dropping over 10 inches of rain over parts of north Florida. Despite additional flooding and tornadoes in Georgia and the Carolinas, U.S. insured losses fell below $25 million, the hurricane center said.