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June 1st is the Official Start of the Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season


(08/10/2005: Hurricane Dennis makes
landfall on the Florida Panhandle)


If the storm comes-What You Need to Know: Click Here



External Links:


National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Preparedness Week
Florida Disaster: Evacuation and Surge Maps
National Hurricane Center: Satellite Imagery
Walton County Emergency Management
Florida Disaster.org


Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Category Wind speed Storm surge Description
mph
(km/h)
ft
(m)
5 ?156
(?250)
>18 (>5.5) Complete roof failure on homes and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures. Severe and extensive window and door damage.
4 131155
(210249)
1318
(4.05.5)
Wall failures in homes and complete roof structure failure on small homes. Total destruction of mobile homes. Trees, shrubs, and signs all blown down.
3 111130
(178209)
912
(2.73.7)
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly built signs destroyed.
2 96110
(154177)
68
(1.82.4)
Some damage to building roofs, doors and windows. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Some trees blown down.
1 7495
(119153)
45
(1.21.5)
No real damage to buildings. Damage to unanchored mobile homes. Some damage to poorly constructed signs.
Tropical
Storm
3973
(63117)
03
(00.9)
Stronger than a tropical depression, the characteristic, cyclonic shape starts to develop.
Tropical
Depression
038
(062)
0
(0)
An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation with no organization or spiral shape.



Evacuation Routes and Surge Model