Saturday Marks 10 Years Since Hurricane Wilma Hit Florida

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Saturday marks 10 years since hurricane Wilma made landfall in southwest Florida.

The category three storm raced across the state, exiting near Jupiter 4 and a half hours later, traveling between 25 and 30 miles per hour.

Since then, South Florida has not had a hurricane landfall.

Wilma claimed spots in the record books. The storm intensified at the fastest pace on record. It grew from a tropical storm to a category 5 hurricane (the strongest on the scale) within a day.

Across South Florida the hurricane made landfall with winds 110 mph, then weakened to a category 2 hurricane as it passed over the state.

Florida saw 10 tornadoes from Wilma, 5 people in Florida died from the storm  and the wind caused extensive damage.

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