Florida Peninsula

Florida Peninsula

 

a peninsula in southeastern North America, in the USA.

The Florida Peninsula covers an area of 115,000 sq km. Its surface is a flat plain (elevations to 99 m), composed mainly of Paleogenic and Neogenic limestones; karst is well developed. The eastern edge of the peninsula is elevated, and the western edge is low-lying; the coasts have many lagoons and mangroves. The oceanic climate is subtropical in the north and tropical in the south. Winters are warm and sunny, and summers are wet. The average January temperature ranges from 14°C in the north to 20.7°C in the south; the average July temperature ranges from 27° to 28.7°C, respectively. Annual precipitation is 1,200–1,400 mm. Rivers are short but copious, and the St. Johns River is navigable. Lakes and swamps abound. There is a vast area of swampland in the south, the Everglades National Park. In the north, vegetation is subtropical and includes pines, magnolias, and saw palmettos (Serenoa repens). The tropical vegetation of the south includes palm trees. There are deposits of phosphorites (see) and titanium ores. Winter resorts, the most important being Miami, are located on the peninsula’s eastern coast.

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As Hurricane Irma roared up the Florida peninsula, many South Florida residents and emergency response services lost cable and internet services, had spotty cellphone service, or suffered a complete loss of all communications.
The Good Lord seems to have had anglers in mind when Hestuck the Florida peninsula between two seas.
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Destruction was widespread in the Keys, a resort island chain stretching southwest from the tip of the Florida Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico and connected by a single, narrow highway and a series of bridges and causeways along a route of nearly 100 miles (160 km).
The storm engulfed nearly the entire Florida peninsula, wreaking havoc from the state's southernmost point up to the Georgia line, from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf side.
Streets emptied across the bottom half of the Florida peninsula, and some 127,000 people huddled in shelters.
Meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics said the entire Florida peninsula will be raked by Irma's right front quadrant -- the part of a hurricane that usually brings the strongest winds, storm surge, rain and tornadoes.
The eye of Irma is expected to move near or over the west coast of the Florida Peninsula through Monday morning and then move inland over northern Florida and southwest Georgia Monday afternoon.
Washington, Dhu-AlHijjah 20, 1438, September 11, 2017, SPA -- Irma has moved straight into the Florida Peninsula as a category-2 storm, the US National Hurricane Center says, according to dpa.
After barreling across the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a Category 4, Irma crept up the western shore of the Florida Peninsula, making a second landfall at Marco Island, near the resort town of Naples.
The Hurricane Center left open the possibility that the fierce storm now spinning slightly stronger 160 mph winds would curve eastward of the Florida peninsula.
Forecasters warned of severe conditions over parts of the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys from Saturday night, with Irma moving further inland through Florida on Sunday and Monday.

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