The Gulf of Mexico spills over an oceanfront road at Naval Air Station Key West�s Truman Annex as Hurricane Dennis passes the southernmost tip of the base Saturday morning.
Key West, Fla. (Jul. 09, 2005) The Gulf of Mexico spills over an oceanfront road at Naval Air Station Key Wests Truman Annex as Hurricane Dennis passes the southernmost tip of the base Saturday morning. The storm passed within 125 miles of the base, clocking winds in excess of 90 miles an hour and dumping more than seven inches of rain before moving north through the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Navy ships have been sortied out of Naval Station Pascagoula, with evacuation ordered for all but essential personnel from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., ordered Friday, July 8. A day after the storm passed, power was back to more than three-quarters of the 428,000 Key West homes and businesses who had outages when Dennis' eye passed 125 miles to the west of the island a day earlier. Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. U.S. Navy photo by Jim Brooks File# 050709-N-0000B-001