Structural damage due to surge occurred along the coastal portion of all of our counties, however, the damage was most substantial along the Florida coast near Navarre Beach. In addition, the hurricane caused two indirect deaths when two cars collided during the storm. Climate Plot for Mobile Hit & miss on home damage, but buildings that were had extensive damage. Nationwide Nearly 200 homes in northwest Florida reported major damage. Aviation Weather Heavy rain from the outer bands of Dennis produced widespread flooding and landslides in Haiti. Further west across the coastal counties of Alabama, the strongest wind gusts were generally 40-50mph, although there were a few hurricane force wind gusts along the immediate coastline. WIND Hurricane Dennis had a very small eye and winds around the eyewall caused significant damage as the storm moved north. Marine Weather Further inland along the path of Dennis, 12.8 inches of rain was reported by an observer northwest of Camden, AL (just to the north of our county warning area). NHC Advisory Archive The Ocean Prediction Center reported Friday that a satellite passing over that storm detected a significant wave height of 64 feet west of Ireland. Dennis is not an isolated event but rather part of a string of bomb cyclones that have prowled the waters of the North Atlantic in recent weeks. The 48 hour rainfall totals from across the area can be viewed in the table below. (*)- TIDES WERE HIGHEST IN MOBILE BAY AS WINDS BECAME ONSHORE Damage in Gulf Shores from hurricane Dennis. 30+ inches of rain with both Hurricane Georges and Hurricane Danny in the late 1990s). Observed Precipitation About Our Office Dennis made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale on July 10, 2005, before tracking over Alabama as a minimal hurricane. Graphical The combination of wind and storm surge allowed for almost every structure on Navarre Beach to suffer some degree of damage with structures located directly on the beach suffering the most severe damage. A Hurricane Warning was issued for coastal counties from Mobile to Destin by 3am on the 9th. The highest rainfall amounts were observed along the path of the eyewall of Hurricane Dennis as it moved inland across the western Florida panhandle and into southwest Alabama. Fast Access Local Data The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Since the eye of Dennis was very small, the highest surge values were near and just to the right of the eye of the storm. The Air Force Bases at Eglin and Hurlburt reported over a half billion dollars in damage from Dennis. 2 deaths were attributed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning in Escambia County, FL and 1 death was attributed to electrocution in Escambia County, AL. For reference, Pace, FL is located approximately 15-20 miles from the immediate coastline. Major beach erosion occurred across the northwest Florida beaches from Pensacola Beach to points east of Destin. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Hurricane Dennis is likely to cause at least $1 billion of insured losses, and may cost as much as $5 billion, according … The AO is one of the main reasons winter has been absent in much of the eastern United States and parts of Europe, and it’s helping to turn the North Atlantic into a virtual bomb cyclone express lane. On October 24th, 2005, Hurricane Wilma hits from the southwest with 125mph winds while moving very quickly. }); On July 4th in 2005, Dennis formed as a tropical wave near the southern Windward Islands. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE...OCCURRED ALONG THE PATH OF THE EYEWALL. In general, the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm. The slowly weakening storm then moved into southern Alabama across western Escambia, southern Monroe, eastern Clarke and northeastern Choctaw Counties. A storm tide (storm surge + tide) of 7.10 feet was observed at Fort Morgan, AL during Hurricane Dennis. (The low-pressure area that helped propel Ciara into Europe last weekend accomplished this feat as well.). Weather Radio  CEDAR POINT 3.50 AT 1746 UTC Floyd was the one-two punch that left much of North Carolina devastated. Microbarograph chart from NWS Mobile. ORANGE BEACH. At 18 points, Dennis caused $3.98 billion in damage, while 32 point Ivan caused $26.1 billion in damage. The 920-millibar reading was roughly equivalent to what would be observed in a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. In addition to heavy rain, the storm also produced wind comparable to a Category 1 hurricane, which is noteworthy considering its center was just south of Iceland and the strongest winds were roiling the seas hundreds of miles northwest of Ireland. One of the four dwellings was destroyed, one sustained major damage to its foundation, and one other is in imminent danger of collapse. On Saturday, about 145 British army personnel and reservists helped set … As Dennis moved north into Alabama the damage diminished and was confined to a smaller area. In addition, a man in his 60s fell into the River Tawe in South Wales on Sunday morning, though that death has not been tied to the storm, according to the BBC. 2 deaths were attributed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning in Escambia County, FL and 1 death was attributed to electrocution in Escambia County, AL. The region had cleaned up only about 70 percent of the damage from Ivan, the storm that hit in September 2004. Dennis moved north-northwest across Santa Rosa County and northeast Escambia County in Florida. SKYWARN }); Computer models on Sunday signaled that cooler-than-average conditions might arrive in the eastern United States for early March, potentially giving rise to some snow events after all. At its peak, Dennis produced individual waves at least 112 feet tall, along with sustained winds of hurricane force. The effects of these hurricanes can be compared to the effects of Hurricane Dennis, and various conclusions may be drawn that should be considered when developing post-storm recovery strategies and future hazard mitigation planning. Dennis's heavy rainfall caused significant flooding with damage that amounted to $60,000,000 (1999 USD) in structural damage, and $37,000,000 (1999 USD) in agricultural damage, with total damage being $97,000,000 (1999 USD). Hurricane Dennis was the second hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.Dennis struck in the United States near where Hurricane Ivan less than a year before. To determine the total property damage, a two to one ratio is applied to the insured property damage base… The U.K. Met Office, which named the storm, issued its first “red” warning for heavy rainfall since 2015, its highest warning category. Hurricane Dennis began as Tropical Depression Four in the southeastern Caribbean Sea on the evening of July 4, the first storm of the season to form away from Mexico and Central America. Our storm survey team estimated a storm tide height of nearly 6.5 feet in Navarre Beach, FL. Initial estimates of economic damage from Hurricane Dennis are in excess of $1.4 billion, although in a televised speech and program on July 11 and 12 Fidel Castro indicated that had the storm struck the city of Havana directly, damage could have exceeded $3 billion (Oramas, July 12, 2005). Dennis resulted from the rare merger of two unusually intense bomb cyclones, which on Saturday recorded a minimum central air pressure of 920 millibars. Photo courtesy of NOAA, Office for Coastal Management, DigitalCoast. In general, storm total rainfall was 3-5 inches across the region as seen in the WPC rainfall graphic on the right. Outlooks Juana's Pagoda, a landmark in Navarre Beach, Fla., is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Dennis July 10, 2005. PEAK GUST 57 KNOTS FROM 130 DEGREES AT 1912 UTC SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND PARTS OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA. Tornado Museum Significant damage was reported in Cuba and Haiti in association with Dennis. There were zero direct deaths reported with Hurricane Dennis, however, there were 3 indirect deaths reported after the hurricane. ALMOST EVERY STRUCTURE ON NAVARRE BEACH SUFFERED SOME KIND OF Dennis as a Category 4 hurricane in the Carribean on July 7 https://archive.is/20130625152852/img412.imageshack.us/img412/8417/hurricanedennisns3.png Formation July 4, 2005 Dissipation July 13, 2005 Highest winds 150 mph Lowest pressure 930 mbar Deaths 19,386 direct, 47 indirect Damages $4,000,000,000 (2005 USD) Areas affected Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio Valley A list of observed wind gusts from the northwest Florida panhandle and southwest Alabama can be viewed in the table below. After Dennis moved across Cuba, it weakened to a Category 1 Hurricane for a short period of time before heading toward the warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Very few of these storms typically see their minimum air pressure drop to 930 millibars or lower; yet this has now happened three times in the past 10 days, with Dennis ranking as the most intense of the three storms. Significant tree and power line damage, as well as some structural damage, occurred across the entire northwest Florida panhandle. Hurricane Dennis was a smaller, more compact hurricane, thus the majority of this document will focus on the impacts along the track across the northwest Florida panhandle and southwest Alabama. a. Synoptic History Dennis formed from a tropical wave that moved westward from the coast of Africa on 29 June. The worst of the damage occurred along the path of the eyewall as it moved inland across Santa Rosa County and the northeast part of Escambia County in Florida. Wilma came ashore just south which kept the surge in Naples to a minimum. Wind gusts (in knots) are all from July 10, 2005.  DAUPHIN ISLAND 4.00 AT 1900 UTC MOST SEVERELY. This drop was more than twice the intensification rate required to be considered a bomb cyclone. Mobile/Pensacola8400 Airport Blvd Bldg 11Mobile, AL 36608251-633-6443Comments?  FORT MORGAN 7.10 AT 1800 UTC Forecast Discussion  DESTIN 4.60 AT 1940 UTC The resulting flooding has prompted numerous evacuations and even cut off some communities. Observations MAJOR FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED IN Please Contact Us. Storm Dennis, the second-strongest nontropical storm on record in the North Atlantic Ocean, caused widespread flooding across parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday, along with winds exceeding hurricane force. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration One person died in Jamaica, and damage was … Once a Category 4 storm, Dennis packed winds of 120 miles per hour when it … No one was onboard the boat at the time of the fire. Student Volunteers. 'width' : '100%', Climate Plot for Pensacola, Weather Safety Please select one of the following: It was estimated that most of the cotton crop in northwest Florida was from the heavy rains and high winds. It was estimated that most of the cotton crop in northwest Florida was from the heavy rains and high winds. $('.five-sixth-first').css({ Storm surge caused severe beach erosion and coastal flooding across our counties in the northwest Florida panhandle (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa) and coastal Alabama (Mobile, Baldwin). At least nine of the fatalities occurred when a bridge collapsed in Grand-Goâve. NWS Local Write-Ups and Webpages: Hazardous Weather Outlook NWS Hurricane Dennis Damage Is Slight Says Federal Agency; Notice of Possible Closure of MMS Office in New Orleans on Monday, July 11, 2005, and of Contingency Plans Shut-in Press Releases. Elsewhere across the western Florida panhandle, wind gusts of 80-100mph were common during the hurricane. Questions? The Associated Press contributed to this report. According to the UN Resident Coordinator's office in Havana, Hurricane Dennis has caused extensive damage in 11 provinces, affecting some 8 million persons, out of the total population of 11.1 million, rendering this one of the most devastating natural phenomena affecting the country in the last decades. NOAA Coastal Aerial Photos This means individual waves in that area were potentially as high as 128 feet. The extent of the storm tide can be seen in the image from the National Hurricane Center below. The strong near-zonal — or straight west-to-east — jet stream is characteristic of periods when a weather pattern above the North Atlantic, known as the Arctic oscillation (AO), is in what is known as a positive phase, with low pressure predominating near Greenland and a ridge of high pressure to its south. Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Wednesday before Britain is struck by another burst of heavy rain and gales from Storm Dennis over the weekend. 30+ inches of rain with both, A storm tide (storm surge + tide) of 7.10 feet was observed at Fort Morgan, AL during Hurricane Dennis. The storm is being blamed for at least two deaths in the United Kingdom after two bodies were pulled from rough seas in separate searches along England’s southeastern coast. Hurricane Dennis Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics - July 15, 2005; Hurricane Dennis Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics - July 14, 2005 The National Hurricane Center is still gathering data on all 30 named storms, said the NHC spokesman Dennis Feltgen. Multiple locations were found.  MOBILE (MIDDLE BAY) 3.64 AT 0441 UTC ON 7/11 (*) “There are certainly no official damage estimates yet. In the United States, the Property Claims Services Division of the Insurance Services Office reports insured losses due to Dennis totaled $60 Million in North Carolina and Virginia. Part of Highway 98 between Fort Walton Beach and Destin in Okaloosa County, FL were washed out from the high water. Please try another search. The resulting torrents killed at least 56 people, injured 36 others, and left 24 more missing. The cotton crop also suffered damage across southern Alabama. Several severe flood warnings were issued, meaning the conditions posed life-threatening danger. On the morning of July 5, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Dennis in the eastern Caribbean; this was the earliest formation of an Atlantic se… Sorry, the location you searched for was not found. Pounding rain and heavy wind preceded that of Hurricane Dennis, which two weeks prior had already dumped a significant amount of rain. Satellite, Climate **All of the deaths were related to the improper use of emergency generators**. DENNIS. New Hurricane Insights By Al Mitchell, Director of Research, Wayne-Dalton Corporation. It was noted in the storm survey that a lot of the damage looked like a giant tornado, except the trees were all facing in the same general direction. Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis While the HSI gives a better indication of potential damage from an impending storm, it is not without fault. PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ESTIMATES FROM In the United States, 15 storm-related deaths (14 in Florida) were reported, including one in Walton County, three in Broward County, three in Charlotte County, one each in Nassau and … Naples and East Naples had widespread damage of pool cages and patios. However, coming just one week after another severe bomb cyclone, known in the United Kingdom as Storm Ciara, the ground was already saturated when this one arrived. Jump to - Wind, Rainfall, Storm Surge, Post-Tropical Cyclone Report, or Additional Information sections. Hurricane Dennis destroyed or substantially damaged 12,270 feet (2.32 miles) of walls and revetments along the gulf beaches of Florida between Navarre Beach and Alligator Point. Slight weakening occurred as Dennis approached the region, just before it made landfall. Over the next few days, Dennis steadily strengthened and intensified into a major hurricane on the 8th of July as it moved just south of Cuba. Drought  PENSACOLA 5.50 AT 2000 UTC Almost immediately, it made landfall on Grenada as a tropical depression with 30 mph winds. Inundation up to 6-7 feet above ground level was observed along portions of the Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana coast. http://www.UltimateChase.com Hurricane Dennis caused havoc on many locations and Mike Theiss was there to document two of these locations. 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