Tyndall Air Force Base suffered widespread destruction from the effects of Hurricane Michael, as satellite photos show.
NOAA released overhead imagery from the path of Michael, and when compared to images taken from Google Earth, it’s clear that Tyndall has a long way to go toward being restored. Across the base, buildings are missing roofs, vehicles are strewn about, and debris is just about everywhere.
In this photo from Google Earth, you can see a baseball diamond in the right, and what looks like a barracks toward the middle. To the left is a parking lot for RVs and boats.
Here’s what it looks like now. The parking lot is a mess, and large sections of the barracks roof are missing:
Just up the street is Building 1149, another building for housing:
Here’s what it looks like now:
Here you can see the main base exchange and other restaurants for the base:
Now it appears the storm deposited a large amount of water on top of the exchange building, while winds pulled parts of the roof off the Class Six convenience store and the Raptor Lanes bowling alley in the lower right.
The storm was so powerful that a display of decommissioned aircraft …
… Was knocked over, and the area was littered with debris.
Closer to the flight line are aircraft hangars:
Damage to this one was catastrophic:
Here’s a much larger area of the flight line and buildings next to it:
Which, unfortunately, didn’t fare much better:
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