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Tropical Depression

No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.

Tropical Storm

No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.

Category 1 Hurricane

No real damage to buildings. Damage to unanchored mobile homes. Some damage to poorly constructed signs.

Category 2

Some damage to building roofs, doors and windows. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Some trees blown down.

Category 3

Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly built signs destroyed. Terrain may be flooded well inland.

Category 4

More extensive curtain-wall failures with some complete roof structure failure on small residences. Major erosion of beach areas. Terrain may be flooded well inland.

Category 5

Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away.