I had occasion to spend a day in Panama City, FL and do limited damage evaluation (one facility) after Hurricane Michael. I am not an expert, but I did get to do the same after Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys, so I have some comparisons. These were mostly drive-bys, so I don't have any pictures.
- This was a much bigger storm in an area where Hurricane Design is not as advanced as South Florida.
- Metal Buildings did not fare well.
- Residential took the biggest hit. In general, engineered buildings, even if they weren't designed for the storm intensity, did pretty well.
- Gas station canopies mostly held up well, but their fascia and trim is distributed all over the county.
- Architectural Components were the most likely item to fail. Roofs, both metal and shingle, were in very bad shape. Doors and windows, ditto.
- There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people living out of RV's. I'm not sure if they're clean up workers or residents whose houses are unlivable.
- Thousands of trees broke about 15 ft. up the trunk. This will be a huge clean up effort. I might say that let mother nature take care of this, but after the fires in CA, removal might be necessary.