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2016 Damage Reports



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These reports are not intended to be for up to the minute information, rather for future reference.


Hurricane Otto, Nov. 24th

  • Costa Rica: 9 killed. Several towns were covered by water and mud, and small bridges collapsed.
  • Panama: 8 killed in mud slide due to heavy rains.

Hurricane Nicole, Oct. 13th

  • Bermuda: Hurricane Nicole snapped trees, peeled off roofs and flooded homes as it roared across the island. The storm also damaged boats that broke away from their moorings and knocked out power to more than 27,000 customers who live on the island. At one point during the hurricane, the wind grew strong enough to fling open a hatch on the weather service's radar, rendering it useless until the hatch could be shut, officials said.

Hurricane Mattew, Oct. 4th through 9th

  • Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti: Reports of over 500 killed, tens of thousands of homes destroyed by high winds & surge as Matthew hits with 140mph winds.
  • Baracoa, Cuba: Heavy damage reported but no fatalities.
  • Bahamas: NW Bahamas, Andros, Nassau & Grand Bahama all heavily damaged by 140mph winds, but no reported fatalities.
  • Florida: Central & NE coast had moderate damage, some coastal erosion. At least 12 fatalities in Florida have been attributed to the storm.
  • Georgia: Officials in Georgia confirmed three deaths on Saturday. In Georgia, the storm created a record surge at Tybee Island, near the state's border with South Carolina. The surge reached 12.5 feet, according to the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, which exceeded the previous high of 12.2 feet set during Hurricane David in 1979.
  • South Carolina: The storm lashed South Carolina's Lowcountry with rain and sent the sea surging upward. It turned roads into rivers and ripped trees from the inundated ground before making landfall north of Charleston. More than 430,000 people around the state had been left without power as of late Saturday. 4 dead.
  • North Carolina: Very heavy flooding in eastern N.C. The storm's assault on North Carolina extended into Sunday and the governor said at least 26 people had been killed in the state as of October 13th.
  • Virginia: 1 killed in heavy flooding reported in SE Virginia.

Hurricane Hermine, Sep. 2nd through 3rd

  • Wakulla County: Emergency Management reported 133 calls for trees on roadways and 115 calls for downed power lines. Forty-nine homes were impacted, with flooding at eight Wakulla businesses. Twelve homes were damaged by fallen trees. No injuries were reported. 99 percent power outage reported across the county.
  • Ocala, FL: Homeless man killed by falling tree.
  • St. Marks, FL: Surge flooding inundates the area.
  • Tallahassee area: Over 100,000 without power.
  • Tampa & areas just north: 9" of rain flood many areas.
  • Alligator Point: Report 3 feet of surge flooding.

Hurricane Earl, Aug. 4th through 6th

  • Veracruz, Mexico: Tropical Storm Earl hit on the 5th & 6th causing flooding & landslides. At least 65 people have been killed in the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz as of Aug. 13th, according to the official Twitter account of National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Puente.
  • San Pedro, Belize: In San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, several homes were severely damaged, while along the beach many businesses and docks were partially or completely destroyed. According to local authorities on Ambergris Caye, the preliminary damage assessment shows significant structural damage and beach erosion. During the hurricane with 80mph winds two houses were reported to have collapsed by the San Mateo Area, while two fires were reported due to electrical outages/surges. No human loss or injuries have been reported.

Tropical Storm Colin

  • Tampa: Thousands lost power, high tide brought coastal flooding to Gulfport and Bayshore Boulevard and downtown Tarpon Springs was swamped under several inches of water.
  • Pinellas and central Hillsborough counties: Received between 3 and 6 inches of rain.
  • Pasco County: Emergency officials dispatched 30 teams to help residents of flooded neighborhoods and assess damage.