Hurricane Michael hits the U.S. Air Force base in Panama City
- October 13, 2018
Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida has been extensively damaged as it was hit by the most intense hurricane Michael.
The Category 4 storm, the strongest to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, tore roofing from aircraft hangars and mangled buildings at Tyndall, located just outside Panama City, Fla., according to Air Force officials who reported “widespread catastrophic damage” primarily from winds that exceeded 150 mph.
There have been no injuries reported on Tyndall at this time.
Teams will work diligently to recover the base in the coming weeks. The storm brought down trees and power lines. It removed roofs from buildings and caused significant structural damage.