Fortunately, Mexico Beach has a population of only about 1,100. The area from there to Tyndall AFB is sparely populated. Damage will not be as extensive as it would be if this were a densely populated area.
ADDITION: 12:08AM, Tyndall AFB reported a gust to
I wish the reporters would get into buildings and stop being outdoors. They are setting a very bad example and they could get hurt.
The eye is clear enough the satellite is showing whitecaps on the ocean through the eye.