Some Hurricane Michael Damage:

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Some Hurricane Michael Damage:

#1 Post by Rodney » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:43 pm

Well I got hit by Hurricane Michael as a cat. 1 in my area, I provided a few snap shots of the tree damage to our place.
We have no trees around our house, so no damage to it. The counties over to the west of me got hit with cat. 2 wind gust. I could hear boom, boom, boom from the trees hitting the ground. The winds were howling and screaming like a mad storm, you could tell from the pressure in your ear drums.
3500 feet of my drive way into this place had tops of pine trees blown across it.
Those have been cleaned up.
The pine tree damage is way up in the thousands of $`s with possibly 100 plus pine tree tops blown out or blown down. Several oak trees are in my pond.
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#2 Post by Rodney » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:50 pm

A few more photo`s of the damage.
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#3 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:54 pm

Glad to hear that you are unscathed, Rodney

We do seem to have unbalanced Mother Nature !!

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Re: Some Hurricane Michael Damage:

#4 Post by zzffnn » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:40 pm

Rodney,

Good to hear that you are safe.

I am surprised a category 1 hurricane can cause that much damage. I want to remove those two young oak trees in front my house, precisely for this reason. But I heard our HOA won't let us do that.

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#5 Post by Rodney » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:42 am

Thanks for the concerns, I got out without a scratch, other than all the scratches from the storm damage removal. And my old shoulders feel like toast.
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#6 Post by apochronaut » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:56 pm

some of those pines must have been bent over like boomerangs. We had a small tornado go through the back of the farm, near to the river, a few years back. Didn't even notice it by the house., only around a mile away. The only evidence was a dozen uprooted mature red oaks; all within about 500 feet of another and only large red oaks, no other tree species, some of which were as large. It seems, that species of oak, anyway, is shallowly or weakly rooted. The trees were otherwise healthy. Lots of firewood, after a couple of years, although I regret not making the effort to retrieve them for saw logs....some were 30".

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