Hurricane Floyd Preliminary Summary 09/14/99 thru 09/15/99

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.