Right now there's a Cat 5 hurricane aiming for the direct middle....
To be completely honest, I knew wehad trees that were not palm trees, but I never realized we had so many until now that they are all on the ground. The roots of a palm tree can extend very deep into the ground and spread out far, giving it a good foundation against winds. These other po' trees didn't make it.Death Reaper said:Hold up!
You have trees that aren't palm trees in Florida?! :eek2:
sunset-kendall area west of turnpike features tons of lovely downed trees and knocked over fences. i heard 137 was basically unpassable because of so many downed trees.Robert said:
Yea. Do you know where the Hammocks is? We have all trees down in this area and most of our traffic lights don't work. I live in The Hammocks area.stabme said:sunset-kendall area west of turnpike features tons of lovely downed trees and knocked over fences. i heard 137 was basically unpassable because of so many downed trees.
the neatest thing i saw (probably not the best word to use, but i have an unhealthy love for hurricanes) was this tree that the bottom looked like a tack, and the trunk was split into three pieces vertically and peeled to three different sides, something like a banana being peeled.
Much of the far south Louisiana is a low-income rural area, and the people there just don't have houses that can stand up to something like this, especially the parts I've lived in (Des Allemands, Destrehan, Houma). Entire cities are going to be wiped off the map in a few days, with Des Allemands, Boutte, Raceland, New Iberia, Cutoff, and Venice coming to mind.Gayowulf said:New orleans is sinking...
I should watch the news or something I knew nothing of this.
Having been to louisiana I can understand just how completely and utterly ----ed they'd be when a hurricane hit. Especially the low lying areas along the river.