Gird your trees for the next big blow - Home & Garden - MiamiHerald.com:
Each year South Florida braces for the ``big one.'' Churning its way across the tropical Atlantic, a major hurricane can exact a toll on life and property like few other natural disasters can. Damage to the home landscape can be considerable and long lasting, even with a smaller category 1 or 2 storm.
For many of us, the dread associated with an approaching storm focuses more on the fear over the loss of our landscaping than loss of life. Few who lived through the fury and aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 will forget the impact this event had on their lives and their landscapes, forever marking time as pre- or post-Andrew.