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Hurricane Andrew

Impaled Palm

Impaled Palm

Royal palm impaled by a 1X4 board just north of Homestead, looking N. This was near the inner edge of the eyewall. The board was somehow aligned almost perfectly in 120+ kt flow, with the vertical axis of the palm, and at exactly the right time, to cause this oddity. Another view of the same thing is shown in Unusual Weather Damage.

Looking N.