There was a lot of wind in Nashville in 2016 according to the Windy City Index

(WDEF) – The highest wind gust in the U.S. in 2016 was 101 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

That’s the finding of the annual CoreLogic® Windy City Index.

The gust came from Hurricane Matthew as it ran up the Florida coast on October 6th.

Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007.

The Hurricane set top wind marks in several coastal cities.

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But the windiest city of all last year was Nashville.

The Tennessee capital had 21 wind-related events in 2016.

The worst was a 72 mph gust.

“Wind can cause significant damage whether associated with an actual hurricane or not,” said Curtis McDonald, product manager at CoreLogic.

“Wind speeds of 92 mph, even without a hurricane – as seen in Tallahassee – can be a significant threat to life and property. Hurricane Matthew’s high winds will result in insurance claims related specifically to wind events, and with insurance industry estimates putting wind damage at 25 percent of all insurance claims each year, that percentage will likely be higher in 2016 due to Matthew.”

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