Hurricane Michael - Storm Surge Footprint 11th October - JBA Risk Management

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The north-western side of Florida's pan-handle was severely affected by Hurricane Michael. Severe storm surge resulted in coastal flooding, alongside sustained winds of 80-100mph, with gusts of up to 160mph causing significant damage to the region. The worst affected areas along this coastline were Mexico City Beach, Panama City Beach and Apalachicola. The observed water level in Apalachicola reached record-breaking heights for the area, surpassing 2.32m, with the previous record being 1.95m.

Damage to property has mainly consisted of wind damage and storm surge inundation. As of Thursday 11 October, it is reported that up to 700,000 individuals are without power. Reports suggest that around 359,000 instances are in Florida, 176,000 in Georgia and 43,000 in Alabama, with South and North Carolina beginning to experience similar issues and reporting 114,000 and 23,000 outages respectively. It has been reported that Hurricane Michael has caused six fatalities.

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Author JBA Risk Management
Last Updated October 12, 2018, 10:27 (Etc/UTC)
Created October 12, 2018, 10:15 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places United States of America

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