I got home, I was happy to see that there was no flooding,
but my back yard had heavy tree damage.
Hwy (Rte 1), which my street is located off of, saw
many downed power lines.
many downed trees. In a 1.2 mile stretch, I
counted 19 trees down in the middle island.
Most every palm tree withstood the storm with little
harm. Those that tipped over, can be replanted
for the most part.
future development site (right) which is across from
my home on the side street, saw many old and established
trees pulled out of the ground. These trees
are old. They will all have to be cut down.
The billboards that did not have their sign panels
removed earlier by the sign companies, had them removed
for them by mother nature.
this K-Mart, the parking lot was heavily flooded.
Oops. The car is now deep in water. If
you live up north, be on the lookout for this car.
I'm told that they are fixed up and shipped north
the mess of downed palms, a mother squirrel take her
baby to safer ground.
you drive, you find trees down and taking the power,
cable TV and phone lines down with them.
tree damage is everywhere. This damage is what
has taken most of the power out. Many street
lights have been blown down, which is amazing considering
that they should take these winds. Regardless,
every intersection has to be crossed one car at a
time. Few lights are in operation.
homes were built just prior to Hurricane Andrews,
which significantly increased and toughened building
codes. Many homes in this area had their shingles
blown off, which compromised the roof to the heavy
rains that followed.
the complex where I have been staying up to now, they
suffered only a small amount of tree damage.
Just up the street, a tornado touched down which is
a common occurrence during a hurricane. The
trees were splintered in all directions.
3 days, this was our stove. It started off with
four candles, but neighbors donated a steno can of
fuel to the cause.
lived on Campbell's Chunky Chicken soup.
the neighborhood across the main street, it appears
that the wind bands hit them very hard.
the lake, the screen room is shown downed by the heavy
winds. This area is located to the west of West
Palm Beach. He was hoping to connect the generator
in the eye of the storm, but the eye was north of
this area and thus, they were on the edge of the storm
the entire time in crossed their area - not a good