Hurricane Phoenix is Tampa Bay's devastating worst-case scenario

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council recently conducted a hurricane simulation to examine what would happen if the Tampa Bay area experienced a direct hit by a Category 5 storm. They determined it would be a devastating blow to the area, but residents would rebuild as they have done in the past. UTMB’s Jeff Temple explains that risk exists everywhere. “If it’s flooding, mudslides, or earthquakes, or fires, or hurricane, or tornadoes, it’s really inescapable,” said Temple.