I live aboard in North Alabama
(US) on the Tennessee River. Last night we had about 3 hours of the strongest winds I've ever seen here. Local news reports 50mph at the airport
an hour away, but a boat on the next dock
clocked the winds at 90mph. The Guntersville Yacht Club, located on the other side of a causeway from us, broke loose and 3 of their 4 docks piled up against the road caused massive damage. We got lucky as we're only a quarter mile away directly downwind.
First pic: Looking at the damaged marina from the end of our dock
Second pic: some close up damage from the causeway
Third pic: more of the same. You can see the teal canvas
of a houseboat pushed up onto shore.
Fourth pic: In the upper left corner you can see where the marina used to be. That houseboat sitting by iteself is tied to pilings that used to be the beginning of one of the docks that broke loose.
Fifth pic: looking back at our marina from the causeway. Almost no damage (very lucky)
We are going to be without power for quite some time. There are at least 5 trees on the powerlines leading to the marina alone. Thank God for a working generator
and plenty of fuel
to get ready for work.