Storm Warnings & Watches
Tropical Storm Warning 39-73 MPH winds: The period of time, 24 to 36 hours, prior to a possible threat of tropical storm conditions.
Hurricane Watch 74+ MPH sustained winds: The period of time, 24 to 48 hours, prior to the predicted landfall of hurricane conditions.
Hurricane Warning: The period of time, 0 to 24 hours, prior to the predicted landfall of a hurricane.
Winds Speeds / Type of Damage
|74-95 MPH winds: Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled.|
|96-110 MPH winds: Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads.|
|111-129 MPH winds: Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads.|
|130-156 MPH winds: Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas.|
|157 (or higher) MPH winds: Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months.|