Roger's SkyPix

Hurricane Andrew

Penetrated Stick

Penetrated Stick

I shot this photo of one of Andrew's smallest documented damage effects 20 years to the day after it happened. The hurricane's winds flung a roofing washer into a stick, somehow, and it lay undisturbed in a corner of a South Miami parking lot until I picked it up a few days after the storm. Along with some framed images from the event, this item has hung from a wall in every one of my residences since. Strangely, it was not until the storm's two-decade anniversary that I thought to photograph Norman, Oklahoma! As such, this could be the only existing photo of "fresh" damage from Hurricane Andrew that was taken with a digital camera.

Looking W and down.