Hurricane Wilma on Oct. 24, 2005 before making landfall in Florida.

Tropical storm Erika could break Florida’s “hurricane drought”

Florida has not experienced a direct hurricane strike for 10 years, the longest in the state’s history (records date back to 1851) The last hurricane to make landfall in the state was Hurricane Wilma in October, 2005 There is a possibility that now-Tropical Storm Erika may end this “hurricane drought” Read details on Florida’s streak and how lucky the U.S. as a whole has been in recent years, courtesy of my colleague from the University of Miami school of atmospheric sciences and National Public Radio: When was the last time a big hurricane hit the U.S.? It might surprise you, but the country is experiencing…