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2009 Damage Reports



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


Hurricane Ida, Nov. 4th through 10th

  • Virginia: As an extratropical storm Ida moved off the east coast while killing 6 & causing record tide levels in the area causing heavy flooding.
  • Florida: In the Florida Panhandle near Pensacola, Ida washed huge amounts of sand over Fort Pickens Road in Gulf Islands National Seashore, and over heavily traveled J. Earle Bowden Way, which connects Pensacola and Navarre beaches. Both roads are closed indefinitely.
  • Alabama: On the west end of Alabama's Dauphin Island roads were covered with sand and water, and moderate beach erosion was reported. At Gulf State Park at Orange Beach, Alabama, the new fishing pier -- the longest on the Gulf of Mexico -- suffered heavy damage, and will be closed indefinitely.
  • El Salvador: Torrential rains caused by Hurricane Ida have killed at least 160 people in El Salvador, civil protection officials said Sunday.
  • Nicaragua: Landfall near Prinzapolka. About 80 percent of homes were destroyed in nearby Karawala, a fishing village of about 100 flimsy, wooden shacks near the mouth of the Rio Grande de Matagalpa, said Nicaragua's National Civil Defense director, Mario Perez. There was major damage in the region's infrastructure, such as fallen bridges, damaged schools and government buildings, and electrical transmission towers and telephone service were knocked out. Corn Island, where strong winds damaged about 45 homes, smashed boats, toppled trees and knocked out power. Corn Island, said many fruit trees on the hotel's 13-acre ranch were damaged.

Hurricane Bill, Aug. 23rd

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia: A gift shop and a home in the village were badly damaged when the building was moved off of its foundations and land surrounding it washed into the cove. 40,000 homes and businesses were without electricity. There were outages in Bridgewater, Kentville, Canning, Liverpool, Dartmouth, Halifax, Windsor and St. Margaret's Bay, as well as parts of Cape Breton County.
  • Maine: A crowd at Acadia National Park was gathered on some rocks when the wave washed over them. Two other people who were swept into the ocean were recovered. The Coast Guard and search crews are looking for the three others.
  • Florida: Bill was being blamed for the death of a 54-year-old swimmer in Florida, who was killed Saturday. Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said Angel Rosa of Orlando was unconscious when he washed ashore in rough waves fueled by Bill at New Smyrna Beach along the central Florida coast. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.