Our headquarters is in Venice Florida. In late August we were hit by Hurricane Ian. Prior to Ian, Venice never suffered serious hurricane damage. Why? I have heard just about every crazy hurricane theory/reason; from offshore Indian burial grounds to weird pre-historic undersea archaeological structures that supposedly protect Venice (and provide the supply of Sharks Teeth).
We humans are pattern seeking, storytelling machines. We are quick to draw conclusions and see patterns in randomness. People errantly drew conclusions from previous hurricane experiences that led to tragic consequences.