Hurricane Floyd East Central Florida Summary
September 14-15, 1999

Damage Photos

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Floyd Summary

Buoy 41010 data, Buoy 41009 data



HIGHEST WIND, in Knots.  Speed is expressed as DDFF, where first two digits represent speed direction and last two is speed. For example, 3520 means wind was from north (350 degrees) at 20 knots.

LOCATION

SUSTAINED

DATE/TIME

PEAK

DATE/TIME

Notes:

LEESBURG

3520

15/1153Z

3427

15/1201Z

ASOS SITE

ORLANDO

3224

15/0853Z

0142

15/0728Z

ASOS SITE

DAYTONA BEACH

3636

15/1053Z

0160

15/0853Z

ASOS SITE

SANFORD

0725

14/2024Z

0737

14/2024Z

ASOS SITE

MELBOURNE

3645

15/0501Z

0159

15/0458Z

ASOS SITE
Not Commissioned

MELBOURNE

0432

15/0655Z

0452

15/0655Z

NWS Office

PATRICK AFB

3349

15/0820Z

3257

15/1014Z

ASOS SITE
Not Maintained

FT. PIERCE

2729

15/1610Z

3343

15/0736Z

ASOS SITE

BUOY 41009

3152

15/1000Z

3170

15/1000Z

28.5N 80.2W

BUOY 41010

0572*

15/0700Z

0591*

15/0700Z

28.9N 78.6W

Data Quality Notes:

Patrick AFB ASOS site is from a site which is neither commissioned nor properly maintained, and so the data is not official.

Melbourne ASOS site is likely to be reliable, but the site is not commissioned, and not official.

Click here for more information on ASOS.

At Buoy 41010:  Because the platform was engulfed in seas of 50 feet or greater height at this time,  it is possible that
the wind report in inaccurate (platform in wave troughs).  The platform broke from it's mooring during the storm
and drifted 12 miles.

SITES WHICH STOPPED SENDING OBSERVATIONS:
Titusville (TIX)
Melbourne FAA (MLB)
Vero Beach FA (VRB)



LOWEST PRESSURE
 

STATION

MILLIBARS

DATE/TIME

LEESBURG

996.4

15/1053Z

ORLANDO

993.8

15/0853Z

DAYTONA BEACH

991.8

15/1353Z

MELBOURNE

989.1

15/0900Z

FT. PIERCE

989.5

15/0735Z

BUOY 41009

980.9

15/0900Z

BUOY 41010

939.6

15/0900Z

Buoy 41010 broke free from mooring during storm.



RAINFALL...

JACKSONVILLE (JAX)  1.15 INCHES
ORLANDO (MCO)       1.26 INCHES
SANFORD (SFB)       3.20 INCHES
MELBOURNE (MLB)     1.35 INCHES
DAYTONA BEACH (DAB) 1.23 INCHES



STORM TIDES...
A STORM SURGE OF ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE OCCURRED ALONG BREVARD AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES.



BEACH EROSION...
VOLUSIA COUNTY SUFFERED EXTENSIVE BEACH EROSION. ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNTS ARE NEAR 10 MILLION. THE LANDMARK MAIN STREET PIER AND  RESTAURANT LOST A 200 FOOT SECTION BUT THE PIER RESTAURANT SURVIVED.

DURING THE STORM A STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENT WAS MOVING SOUTH IN THE SURF ZONE.  MOST OF THE SAND DUNE LINES IN THE COUNTY WERE ERODED.

IN BREVARD COUNTY THE EROSION WAS LESS SEVERE BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS STILL ESTIMATE DAMAGE AT 2.4  MILLION DOLLARS. THERE WAS ALSO SIGNIFICANT EROSION AND LOSS OF SOME RESIDENTIAL BOAT PIERS ALONG THE INDIAN RIVER AND BANANA RIVER LAGOONS. MOST COASTAL AREAS REPORTED MINOR BEACH EROSION ASSOCIATED WITH THE HEAVY SURF.



FLOODING...
NO FRESHWATER FLOODING WAS REPORTED.



TORNADOES...
NONE



STORM EFFECTS...VOLUSIA COUNTY WAS HARDEST HIT BY THE WINDS AND RAIN BANDS FROM HURRICANE FLOYD. INITIAL DAMAGE ESTIMATES WERE NEAR 42 MILLION DOLLARS. TEN MILLION OF THAT WAS DUE TO BEACH EROSION. THREE
HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY WIND OR FALLING TREES.

FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND HOMES LOST POWER DURING THE STORM. WSR 88D RAINFALL ESTIMATES SHOWED AN AREA OF 4 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN NEAR AND SOUTHWEST OF DAYTONA BEACH. NO FRESH WATER FLOODING WAS REPORTED.

IN BREVARD COUNTY AN ESTIMATED 4.5 MILLION DOLLARS DAMAGE WAS DONE. ABOUT HALF OF THIS WAS DUE TO BEACH EROSION. A FEW BEACH FRONT HOMES RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE FROM THE SURF AND WIND BUT THEY WERE ALREADY
IN POOR CONDITION. THE STORM PRODUCED WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES COUNTY WIDE. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.  SOME HOTELS AND HOMES ALONG THE BEACH FRONT SUFFERED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE OR DAMAGE FROM WIND DRIVEN RAIN.

IN ORANGE AND SEMINOLE COUNTIES THE HIGHEST MEASURED WIND WAS ONLY 42 KNOTS BUT IT IS LIKELY STRONGER WINDS OCCURRED.  THE MAJOR EFFECT FROM THE STORM WAS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. HUNDREDS OF OLD OAK AND PINES WERE BLOWN DOWN DUE BY HIGH WINDS. NINETEEN HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE.

 

 

 

 


 

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Cocoa Beach erosion

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Patrick AFB erosion

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Tree down on mobile home
in New Smyrna Beach

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Daytona Beach Main
Street Pier collapsing


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