Wind Impact: EXTREME

Sustained Hurricane Force Winds Expected

For Cat 1: Most mobile homes will experience moderate to substantial damage. Some of poor construction will be uninhabitable until repaired. Houses of poor to average construction will have damage to shingles...siding...and gutters. Some windows will be blown out. Many lanai screens and pool cages will be damaged. Unfastened home items of light to moderate weight will become airborne...causing additional damage and possible injury. Dozens of wires will be blown down. Local power outages will affect entire neighborhoods. Many large branches of healthy trees will be snapped...and rotting small to medium sized trees will be uprooted. Dozens of palm fronds will be blown down...and minor damage will occur to newly planted lowland crops.

For Cat 2 or higher: the majority of mobile homes will be severely damaged or destroyed. Those that remain will be uninhabitable until repaired. Houses of poor to average construction will have major damage, including partial wall collapse and roofs being lifted off. Many will be uninhabitable until repaired. Well constructed houses will incur minor damage to shingles, siding,and gutters, as well as blown out windows. Partial roof failure is expected in industrial parks...especially to those buildings with light weight steel and aluminum coverings. Older low-rising apartment roofs may also be torn off...as well as siding and shingle damage. Up to one quarter of all glass in high rise office buildings will be blown out. Airborne debris will cause damage, injury, and possible death. Power outages will be widespread. Thousands of lines will be pulled down, and dozens of power poles will fall.