This hurricane season in the Atlantic has been unusually quiet so far. In fact, Florida is currently experiencing the longest stretch ever without a hurricane making landfall along its coast. It has been nine and a half years since one of these massive storms pummeled the Florida coast. Meanwhile, the Pacific Hurricane Season has been blowing strong.
Weather patterns change over time, but sometimes what we think of as a modern weather catastrophe is not so unique after all. In fact, Native Americans living along the Atlantic coast during the Middle Ages may even have experienced a historic storm like Hurricane Katrina.