Florida Population Growth

Experts say the threat of killer storms has done little to stem Florida’s staggering growth over the past years.

Experts say the population continues to increase by a thousand per day.

The state's population has almost quadrupled from about 5 million in 1960 to about 18 million today.

Florida emergency managers say more people means more problems.

If there is a major storm, it means more people to keep safe, more to evacuate, and more to shelter and more traffic on already overburdened roads. And it means there are always more to educate and persuade that hurricanes are a threat to be taken seriously.