Odds are 1 in 3 a hurricane will strike Florida in 2009, researchers say To those who live in the coastal states; click on the article above, then read on... What is your take on the whole hurricane prediction thing? Personally, I think it's a bunch of bunk. I don't think there's a predictable factor with hurricanes; except that they will happen. Are you prepared for the worst? We are; our house is only 3.25 miles from the ocean but it was built very well in the 1950's of concrete block, has hurricane shutters & a generator. We were hit hard by Hurricane Wilma, but with the exception of loosing a large Mango tree & several large branches from the other trees in the yard, the house made it just fine. I can't say that about some other homes in the area though. Remember; be prepared, hurricane season starts June 1st.