After you've been through a few hurricanes, you'll know a boat it one of the worst places to be.
In 2004 when hurricane Ivan came thru Pensacola
, there were lots of boats parked in the local hurricane hole where we used to drink beer
and watch them from our apartment...….during Cat 1/2 storms
Ivan was a Cat 3/4 storm though. When the surge came thru I think it was around 12'-18' (at 2-3am) depending on where you were exactly, the navy
floating docks were lifted over their pilings.
The docks and the boats still attached came thru the hurricane hole and took out every boat except one
first link is the boats that came off the navy dock
before it …..left
second is the other side of Bayou Grande where the docks took out all the boats . I used to live about 400 yards from this spot and kept my beach cats tied just above high water
but had moved 3 years earlier
Hurricane Ivan destroys sailboats in Pensacola Florida | Mark Wallheiser
Hurricane Ivan: https://www.google.com/search?q=pens...w=1280&bih=641
There were lots or tornadoes within Ian also. Some homes were turned into a pile of wood
or just gone totally
We had no power for about two weeks. Thank God it was September and not July.
Katrina passed 180 miles below Pensacola
the following year and the water
level was as high as a Cat 1 going thru so I knew then that whoever got hit by Katrina was in trouble. Katrina's surge was 26' and it was a Cat 5 when it was below us