Penetrated Stick

Penetrated Stick from Hurricane Andrew (shot 20 years later)

I shot this photo of one of Andrew’s smallest documented damage effects 20 years to the day after it happened. The hurricane’s winds flung a roofing washer into a stick, somehow, and it lay undisturbed in a corner of a South Miami parking lot until I picked it up a few days after the storm. Along with some framed images from the event, this item has hung from a wall in every one of my residences since. Strangely, it was not until the storm’s two-decade anniversary that I thought to photograph it…in Norman, Oklahoma. As such, this could be the only original photograph of damage from Hurricane Andrew that was taken with a digital camera!

Norman, OK (24 Aug 2012) Looking W and down.

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