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Tyndall AFB Leveled by Hurricane Michael as Most Other Installations Avoid Major Damage

Tyndall Air Force Base sustained “catastrophic’’ damage as Hurricane Michael struck the Florida installation head on, destroying buildings and potentially leaving the post vacant for weeks, Air Force officials said Thursday.

The Category 4 storm, the strongest to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, tore roofing from aircraft hangars and mangled buildings at Tyndall, just outside Panama City, Fla., according to Air Force officials. Assessment of the storm’s impact was just beginning Thursday, but officials had already reported “widespread catastrophic damage” primarily from winds that exceeded 150 mph.

The storm left Tyndall with no power, water or sewer service on the base, the Air Force said.

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