Hurricane Dennis the Menace
Carrabelle Florida Area's Run In With Him
Image Above: More than a million are evacuating the coastal
areas of Florida and Alabama as Hurricane Dennis steadily approaches. The first
hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Dennis has already been a
deadly storm. It crossed over Cuba on July 8 and 9, leaving at least 10 dead,
and caused additional deaths in Haiti. After re-emerging over open water, Dennis
re-strengthened into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane with winds approaching 115
miles per hour when this image was taken at 2:45 p.m. EDT on July 9, 2005.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the storm sliding up Florida’s west coast. The National Hurricane Center warns that Dennis continues to strengthen and may become a powerful Category 4 hurricane before making landfall over the northern Gulf Coast on July 10.
Thank You Weather Channel for a GREAT Job
This is an account of what me Gloria Jean (Powers) Husk & my husband saw as Dennis made land fall here in our St, James Island communities near Carrabelle, Fl.
UPDATE on St, James Island community can be found at these links.
SummerCamp Beach, on St. James Island, Florida http://www.joe.com/web/TownsAndHomes/SummerCamp
St. George Island, golfers return for our outstanding golf course. http://www.stjamesbay.com/
Welcome to Bald Point State Park http://www.floridastateparks.org/baldpoint/
Welcome to Carrabelle, Florida http://www.mycarrabelle.com/
These are some photos as Dennis hit our area and the heart break as he hit our first home, the HoHum RV Park where we lived year round for 4 1/2 years. When we first moved there it was known as Gulf Breeze RV Park until it bought out a few years later by Mike Hughes. We settled in there on April 4, 1994 and had several bumpy rides from storms up to late September when we bought a home just down and across on Arizona street. Every time over the years we would have to leave the park or at least move back near the highway because of the rise in the water flowing back through the park as in these from a storm last year 2004.
Before going on to view the damage to our area a few months ago the HoHum RV Park was put up for sale. The option on it has run out and Mr. Hughes has now put it up again, this time FOR SALE BY OWNER. He has also at this time been busy fixing things so he can reopen the park until which time it does sell. Below is a map of the layout of the whole park. The park is about 3+ acres and about 400 ft. waterfront. UPDATE as of July 29, 2005 the park is NOW OPEN.