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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Wilma, 4 1/2 months later




Hurricane Wilma swept through Miami with a force that was completely unexpected. Most people down here still measure hurricanes using Andrew as a yardstick, so Wilma was not necessarily given much clout. How wrong were we! In North Bay Village, a small city adjacent to Miami Beach (where I live), the hurricane destroyed a very unique feature of the area, the small houseboat community by the bay. These houses that had stood to all the previous hurricanes just could not hold their own against Wilma, and ended up as debris along the bay. Still today, about 4 1/2 months later, the corner of the bay where these houseboats floated is still littered with debris, and more than a handful have yet to be cleared up. Perhaps Miami will actually learn from this one?

7 Comments:

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Denton said...

Welcome the the DailyPhoto family. I look forward to your photos and comments. Your site has been added to the DailyPhotoMap.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Daniel M. Perez said...

Thanks a lot. Glad to be a part of this!

 
At 3:33 AM, Blogger Lisi said...

Hi Shaks...Oh sorry, Hi Daniel, Welcome to the DP family and sure I would like to see a different Miami thru' your eyes
:-)

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Welcome to the Daily Photo family, Daniel! I'm surprised that these houseboats didn't "stand" against the floods...

 
At 6:43 AM, Anonymous edwinsson said...

welcome to DP!

oh dear! what is it with America and the hurricanes???

I lived in Jacksonville for a while. Never once was there such a gruesome storm.

KL Daily

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger chris.h. said...

welcome to the family! I havnt added you yet but will do asap.

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Welcome to the family! Looking forward to seeing Miami through your daily photos! :)

 

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