After going through Donna at 4 years old, several others since, and then Andrew, I don't want to see anything over a Cat 1 again.
I have plenty of memories about Andrew during and after, but one that stands out, and I was reminded of it when you mentioned the pine trees. In Andrew almost all of the remaining original pineland in southern Miami-Dade County was destroyed.Thankfully some of it is growing back with some help. I remember driving my Mom out to the Redland to check on some friends of hers that she had not heard from, they were OK. They lived in what used to be the middle of about 20 acres of pineland. Almost all the trees were snapped off about 10 ft off the ground. In many cases the top of the tree was not near the remaining 10ft of trunk. We left there and went to check on another family friend. We turned the corner on a main road, and as far as we could see the concrete power poles were snapped off 10ft off the ground.
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