Hurricane Recovery- Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

St. George Island was just east of where Hurricane Michael came ashore. Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, located on the east side of the island, suffered major damage from the storm. Winds and strong storm surge damaged structures and buried roads under sand.  Tall dunes bordering the drive into the park absorbed much of the force of the hurricane, scattering sand and plants over the island. 

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

The parks main drive is hidden under layers of sand pushed in by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

The Florida Park Service is currently working to remove the sand from roads and other parts of the park.

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

Many of the park's signature dunes were damaged or destroyed by the storm.

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

Flooding and storm surge damaged many structures.

Hurricane Michael Damage St. George

Trees on the bayside, protected by the dunes, still frame a breathtaking view of the bay.