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Hurricane Irma Fl
As you all know, this September Hurricane Irma payed us a visit in South Florida. In my case this is the first hurricane that I have experienced in twelve years (Wilma Oct 24 2005). Here is some footage taken
Warning: Palms were hurt in this video, viewer discretion is advised (jk but still)
on September 10 documenting Irma’s passage across Southern Florida
Hurricane Irma Heading For Florida
Right now it looks like hurricane Irma will slam Florida, if I were there I would start preparing or even thinking about evacuation plans. Stay safe everyone.
Harvey - Texas
I can imagine the Texas folks on the forum are starting preparations for the storm. The intensity isn't really dialed in yet, but you sure look to get a lot of rain...measured in feet!
Cyclone Debbie, Queensland
Cyclone Debbie is currently off the coast of Queensland, forecasted to impact the coastal areas with up to 110 mph winds.
To all of our Aussie palm folks in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Airlie Beach, we are hoping and praying for the best for all of you and your gardens.
I know how you feel! I've lived through 22 cyclones since I was a little boy in South Florida.
Thinking of you!
A few more Matthew pics- Daytona area
By Bill H2DB
Not to be beating a dead horse , but we were hit fairly badly. Yesterday , one month after the storm , I drove around a bit and took a few pics.
This urban area is made up of 7 separate cities , and part of it is not in a city but is in the County of Volusia . So.., as result , the cleanup has varied a great deal.
Side streets in Daytona Beach , still have debris canyons in many cases. Signs , particularly on the beachside , have been damaged greatly . many bigger stumps and
large bldg. debris are here and there as well. Bit by bit , it's being cleaned up though.
Here's a few pics , all on the beachside , in Daytona Beach , and in Ormond Beach . Damage to palms varies quite a lot from one neighborhood to another .
Apparently there were " streaks " of higher winds , and luck of the draw made a difference , as to which palms etc were damaged or not .
I included a couple of Ficus's as well , just for the tropicalness of it . We do not have many of them .
Royal in OB post Matt 2 by Bill H, on Flickr
Royal in OB post Matt 4 by Bill H, on Flickr
Small Cocos near F. Nitida in DB by Bill H, on Flickr
Rubber tree after Matthew by Bill H, on Flickr
Ficus Nitida or..post Matt. 1 by Bill H, on Flickr