Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wind effects on hangers a danger for residents; Fayetteville, AR; 2/7/09

Fire department halts burn permits Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville,AR,USA
Lawson said the fire department will re-evaluate weather conditions routinely. Burn permits will be issued when conditions are deemed safe.
The wind also worries Fayetteville Urban Forester Greg Howe.
"My biggest concern right now is that there are branches that are broken off and are hanging from the trees by a small piece of bark," he said, adding that the winds predicted for the weekend could cause these branches to fall.
"People working in their yards need to look up and see what is above them," Howe said.
He said these branches are called hangers or widow makers, "and they call them widow makers for exactly that reason - they can kill someone."

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