These reports are not intended to be for up to the minute information, rather for future reference.
Hurricane Beta (Nicaragua)
Flooding & roof damage reported
Providencia, an island of 5,000 residents located 210 kilometers east of the Nicaraguan coast, was serious but that there had been no fatalities.
San Andres isl:
A lot of destruction reported.
Hurricane Wilma, 22 deaths
Hit & miss damage, most of area power restored days after Wilma.
Palm Beach County:
Southern portions of county hit the worst. Boca Raton many poles down & a lot of roof damage. Most without power throughout the county days after Wilma.
Hardest hit county with numerous power poles snapped & a lot of roof damage.
Moderate to extensive damage hit & miss locations throughout the county. Most without power days after landfall.
Lake Okeechobee area:
Thousand left homeless, heavy damage in many communities especially on south & east sides of lake.
Florida keys report surge 5 to 10 ft in some locations. Est of nearly half of Key West had surge flooding. Many very expensive homes in Key West are unlivable.
Moderate damage, many without power. Hit & miss on home damage but buildings they were had extensive damage. Oct 24th, 2005 Hurricane Wilma hits from the SW with 125mph winds while moving very quickly. Wilma came ashore just south which kept the surge in Naples to a minimum. Naples and East Naples had widespread damage of pool cages and patios two condominium towers in the city that sustained $135 million in damage. Another condominium building, the Stratford of Pelican Bay in North Naples, was also heavily damaged, officials said. The Naples Zoo was heavily damaged and won't open for a month or two, director Larry Tetzlaff said. A Wallaby died from stress while being moved before the storm and some other animals escaped during the hurricane, but were recaptured, he said. No more than 1,000 homes appear to have roof damage.
7 dead as of Oct 23rd in Mexico as Wilma hits as a cat 4 for over 24 hrs. Reports of heavy damage to hotels & many other structures. Heavy surge flooding in many areas up to 6 ft.
Playa del Carmen:
Over 1,000 homes badly damaged, water up to 3 floors high in condos.
6 killed from heavy rains while Wilma is developing. Ninety-nine per cent of the gullies and drains are damaged and another 48 per cent of the road network is damaged, the Mayor explained.
50 people were confirmed dead by mudslides. Most major rivers overflowed their banks.
Veracruz to Mexico City toll closed due to high water, Centro historico of downtown Veracruz was flooded. Two men drowned in floodwaters while trying to cross streams, and another died in the port city of Veracruz, apparently while trying to help others.
Landslide closes road from Alvarado to Tlactopan.
Married couple who were killed Wednesday in a landslide in the southern state of Oaxaca.
Juan Diaz Covarrubias:
200 meter stretch washed out between Juan Diaz Covarrubias and Acayucan.
Hurricane Rita, 119 dead unconfirmed as of 10/5/05
Harris County, TX:
In Harris County, the medical examiner's office has attributed 33 deaths to Hurricane Rita, which made landfall Saturday morning at Sabine Pass in Southeast Texas.
Coastal communities homes wiped clean, nothing but slabs. Roughly 10% of buildings left standing, many cattle reported dead.
Humphreys County, MS:
Trailer homes land on person killing that person.
114,000, the few people who stayed behind emerged to find some blown out windows, damaged roofs, signs twisted and lying in the street and scattered downed trees. There was some standing water, but no significant flooding.
Lake Charles TX:
Overpass collapses. Mayor Randy Roach says there is extensive wind damage and that it is practically impossible to get through the city. Storm surge is still a problem. Bord du Lac Drive is flooded over onto Lakeshore Drive. Five confirmed deaths in 1 home due to carbon monoxide poisoning from running a generator inside home.
Cars underwater in New Iberia, LA.
Fires break out several buildings destroyed, roof rips off apt complex.
Lake Charles LA:
Barge breaks loose from moorings. Airport reports heavy damage.
2 ft of water from surge in streets.
Brunswick County, N.C.:
A 50-foot section of beachfront road in Ocean Isle Beach was washed out by heavy surf. The bridge to the barrier island is closed.
Carteret County, N.C.:
Most without power with power lines down, fishing pier half destroyed. Flooding similar to Isabel.
Salter Path, west of Morehead City:
Many building destroyed by surge from the east.
Hurricane Katrina, Deaths est 1,883
Mississippi (over 220 killed):
Heavy damage to most coastal structures from storm surge up to 30 ft. Memorial hospital heavily damaged.
Over 100 killed by storm surge during height of storm, casinos completely destroyed. 30 in one apt complex alone, storm surge reported near 35ft.
Very heavy damage to most buildings, complete devastation.
Bay st louis:
Main bridge over bay knocked out. County courthouse wall collapsed, extremely heavy damage.
Louisiana (over 1,000 killed & still counting):
Pilottown, SE tip:
Nearly every building suffers between 50% & 100% damage.
St Bernard Parish, east of New Orleans:
Near every home flooded with many completely flooded, casualties could be in the thousands.
Flooding in most of the city with sporadic wind damage. Entire city evacuated after hurricane many deaths unknown.
9 deaths reported as of 2:30PM Aug 28th
Swap shop tents blown down, Davie mobile home park reported damaged. Semi truck flipped over on overpass. Elderly woman struck by tree limb & killed.
Some reports of roofs blown off.
Several businesses windows blown in. Many trees down and signs down.
Steeple blown off church
Overpass collapses, no injuries.
Tornado damages hangar at airport with 2 homes damaged, one partially unroofed.
Significant flooding from southerly winds & heavy rains.
Hurricane Emily, July 13th - July 17th, Grenada (90mph), Cozumel / Tulum (135mph), NE Mexico 125mph, 12 Deaths
Damaged great part of the infrastructure highway in 19 municipalities in NE Mexico.
Mainland NE Mexico. A weakened Hurricane Emily triggered flooding outside Mexico's third largest city on Wednesday night, after demolishing homes, toppling trees and sparking thousands of evacuations on the northern Gulf Coast. The wind peeled metal roofs off houses and flooded fields, making the highway look like a dike across a sea.
Some people had to be evacuated on Wednesday night because of a rain-swollen river. As many as 80 to 90% of homes are destroyed.
Many of those who had been evacuated returned to find their homes destroyed. Impromptu lakes of floodwaters were everywhere.
This following list of damaged hotels in Cozumel is unconfirmed from a message forum
8 ton buoy on the beach. Vegetation stripped. 1st floor rooms flooded. Glass above lobby bar broken.
Lots of debris. Sand around building blocks. Large trees in pool. Beach 1/2 the size it was.
Pool is closed. Damage to gardens. 60% of the restaurants and bars are open. Gradually getting back to operations.
Damage to some windows in the Excellence Club. Excellence Club area is closed for a few days. 3 of 7 restaurants have damage and are closed. Should accept guests by Tuesday.
In a clean up mode, minimal damage. 100% functional.
Sunscape Puerto Aventuras:
A few rooms are damaged. Two outdoor restaurants are damaged. Still assessing damages but resort is NOT open. Guests will be sent to Dreams in Cancun, Secrets Excellence or Secrets Capri.
Broken windows in oceanfront rooms and outdoor restaurant. 1 restaurant lost it's roof. Beach erosion. Open by 7/20.
*NOTE* Even though they are adults only properties, both Capri and Excellence ARE accepting families that have been displaced by the closing of the Sunscape Puerto Aventuras for as long as necessary.
Iberostar Paraiso Beach/Del Mar:
2 restaurants are damaged. Lobby bar damaged. Beach erosion. Kids club and convention center closed.
Iberostar Tucan / Quetzal:
Least amount of damage of all the IB*'s. Pool and beach has debris. Kids club and restaurant damaged.
It will take about a week to fully clean up the above IB* resorts but they are accepting guests.
Badly damaged. Closed for several months.
Occidental Grand Cozumel:
Closed until December.
Closed. Should reopen in a week, perhaps a little more.
Omni Puerto Aventuras:
Closed until 8/8.
The eye passed over this hotel. No roof in the lobby. Not sure if they are closed but I would imagine so.
Bahia Principe Tulum / Akumal:
Closed for 15 days.
El Dorado Seaside Suites:
Water damage. Vegetation stripped. Open by 7/21, will be 75% operational.
El Dorado Royale:
Open by 7/21, will be 100% operational.
Reef Coco Beach:
Lots of debris. Lots of roof damage. Most of roof and lots of sand in the pool. Buffet restaurant destroyed.
No power or water. No phones. Theater almost destroyed. Many chandeliers fell. Lots of downed trees. *Should* be up and running in 72 hours.
Aventura Spa Palace:
Closed until further notice. Guests moved to Moon Palace or Palace properties in Cancun.
Xpu Ha Palace:
Closed for 8-10 weeks. Guests moved to Moon Palace or Palace properties in Cancun.
Akumal Beach Resort:
Could be closed for 2 months (??)
The damage was minor in comparison to what it could have been. The snack bar only lost about 4 meters of roof, and the Lolha Restaurant just one section of Palapa roof by the Pizzeria. Lots of windows broken at Las Casitas reception. Lots of downed light posts along the road to Yalku. Lots of damage at the Ecological Center, All doors and windows blown out apparently and the staff apartments that had Palapa are blown off. It appears that there was little storm surge, so most water damage was from lost roofing. A huge amount of damage to trees and large areas denuded of vegetation.
Many homes heavily damaged.
Playa del Carmen:
Boats and debris lay spread in a street of Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Reports very little damage in that area, mostly vegetation, but little structural damage. Some water came into the first floor area, but even the satellite dish stayed up. Outside it seems most of Playa del Carmen and Playacar 1 is in pretty good shape.
Some power lines down, branches in the streets, but apparently little or no water damage. There was no tidal surge at all. The Villa Aldora suffered a little water in the Courtyard Norte, Barracuda Suite, and Cameron Suite, due mostly to wind driven rain.
Quintas del Carmen, Yucatan:
Two men injured from a tree ---- houses got heavy damages up right now snapped concrete utility poles like twigs along a stretch of highway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. That resort town took a beating, with plate glass windows shattered and people slogging through knee-deep water in some streets.
St Vincent & Grenadines:
52 houses are reported damaged with 25 that lost their complete roof, 27 with significant damage.
Trinidad, widespread flooding triggered landslides that cut off the only access road to two east coast communities, marooning hundreds of residents.
1 death from mud slides, southern portions of island heavily damaged as building under reconstruction collapsed once again.
In the capital, St. George's, winds blew out windows and caused flooding at the main hospital. Many homes missing roofs, hospital lost part of roof. Emergency station roof blown off.
On Carriacou, the storm damaged the roof of the only hospital, forcing the evacuation of patients, officials said. Sixteen houses were destroyed and more than 200 were damaged.
Hurricane Dennis, July 6th
71 Deaths (unofficial), (official = 22 in Haiti, 16 in Cuba and 3 in the United States)
9 inches of rain causes heavy flooding
Some buildings suffer structural failure, power lines down.
Florida, hits Pensacola near Navarre (4 deaths):
Beachfront homes washed away.
North of U.S. Highway 98, structures survived with nary a scratch. South of the major highway, the damage to beaches and buildings, particularly in Holiday Isle and Crystal Beach, was significant. Gulf Shore Drive has been compromised in four to six places. Winds sustained here just under hurricane force.
Sporadic damage with some roofs blown off & trees down.
Carver high school roof blown off heavy damage. Santa Rosa County, which took a straight hit from the eye of the hurricane, has the most damage. The courthouse had its roof blown off and the Santa Rosa and the causeway at Navarre Beach flooded.
Pensacola downtown did not suffer substantial damage, compared to other areas.
Several homes and businesses were damaged at Pensacola Beach and numerous power lines were knocked down. The wind blew off the roof of Crabs We Got 'Em, a restaurant.
Chaser reports of a few roofs blown off & other building & sign damage. 130 structures had major damage with 26 buildings destroyed.
Ft Walton Beach:
Water reached U.S. 98 in front of Fort Walton Beach City Hall and lapped at businesses on the sound side of the highway but overall minor damage. Santa Rosa Island reported 8 to 10 ft surge. 11 structures have major damage.
Significant beach erosion.
Roof damage to a home with trees down. West coast Fla surges reported up to 3 ft.
Tornado touches down for a 1/2 mile, 200 yards wide, 2 homes heavily damaged.
Several trees & power lines down, roof blown off house. Several homes windows blown in.
Tornado rips off several roofs while passing well west of Tampa.
A DC3 aircraft rolls 0.5 miles and rudder was torn off. Many trees blown down, Marriott hotel sign blown down.
Reports from the Cuban meteorological service and civil defense through ham radio operators indicate a wind gust to 149 mph occurred at Cienfuegos Cuba around 1:30 pm EDT. More than 85 percent of the power lines were down and extensive damage has occurred to the communications infrastructure.
President Fidel Castro said 10 people, including an 18-day-old baby and 95-year-old man, were killed in the provinces of Granma and Santiago after Dennis raked Cuba's south coast on Thursday. Cuban officials said about 6,000 homes had been damaged or destroyed by the storm in the province of Granma where 24-foot storm surges were reported.
Dennis made landfall near the port city of Cienfuegos at 1 p.m. Friday, downing power lines, knocking the city's TV station antenna to the ground and stripping the roofs from homes on Friday. It barreled over farming communities and small towns as it churned northward toward Havana.
The storm whipped fierce 10-foot waves over Havana's seawall, and its winds tore apart pieces of some of the city's crumbling colonial buildings, according to the Associated Press. Chunks of concrete fell from the city's colonial buildings. At least 5,000 homes were damaged in Havana's surrounding province, 360,000 tons of oranges ruined.
More than 76 percent of the homes in the cities of Niquero and Pilón in the province of Granma were affected, the state media reported. Fidel Castro said 10 people died in southeastern Cuba, including one child who fell while crossing a bridge. Dozens of humble wooden homes in sparsely populated rural areas had been reduced to mounds of kindling. Corrugated metal roofs had been ripped off and twisted by the roaring winds, before being scattered across the countryside. Two of the dead were sisters in their mid-50s who refused to be evacuated from their home in Pilón. After they hid under a bed, a wall collapsed and crushed them. A 13-year-old in Niquero was crushed to death when a roof collapsed. A newborn girl suffocated as a mother held her against her bosom and another child fell into roiling waters while crossing an old bridge over a swollen river, Castro said during the broadcast.
Hundreds of houses damaged, partially collapsed or left roofless in the cities of Santiago and Guama. About 85 percent of the population was left without power, the agency said.
There were no reports of casualties, although some bridges were reported to have collapsed, many roads were impassable and at least one house, in Hall's Delight, St Andrew, gave way to the cascading waters and sliding land. St. Catherine were badly affected by last week's heavy rains from Hurricane Dennis. Among the most affected was the Nightingale community, off Old Harbour Road. Elsewhere, the Rio Cobre River burst its banks and engulfed a section of the Bog Walk Gorge. The water rose to more than seven feet, making the road impassable.
A number of other major thoroughfares, including sections of Mandela Highway, Portmore Causeway and Old Harbour Road were also flooded.
Grand Goave an Associated Press Television News reporter saw at least six people killed after the wood and metal bridge collapsed. Three were swept into the river, and witnesses said the river came suddenly rushing over the bridge.
wind gusts uprooted a palm tree and flung it into a mud hut, killing one person in the southern town
Tropical Storm Arlene, June 11th
Florida, 1 death:
Gulf Power reports 4,000 without power. Many caused by tree limbs falling on power lines.
Possible tornado, minimal damage. Some flooding reported on coastal roads.
Some coastal flooding at east end of island.