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^ @TH2002 Please take a look at images of coconut palms on the beachfront in Fort Myers Beach. Note that palms on the immediate waterfront, on the right edge of the preceding image, show virtually no injury to their fronds. Those palms appear to be approximately 30’ tall, well above the surge that was documented at the same location. Storm chaser Max Olson’s camera was approximately 12’ above ground level, yet the palms that are covered by water in his footage appear to be ~6’ AGL, and the TCR mentions that this was partly due to waves rather than surge. So those 30’ palms would have escaped wave-and-surge-related damage to their fronds, indicating that the absence of visible damage was due to a lack of 130-kt wind rather than being covered by water. Fort Myers Beach, being sited in the southeastern eyewall, experienced the strongest winds and peak surge in Ian, which would have been in the southeastern quadrant of a northeastward-curving hurricane. Had MSW of 130 kt been present, the palms would have shredded, the surge would have been higher, and the video would not have survived to begin with. For example, take a look at coconut palms on the shoreline in Miami Beach following the passage of the northeastern quadrant of the 1926 Miami hurricane, which was 125 kt at LF. Those palms’ fronds were completely shredded, despite an absence of big surge on the Atlantic coast of South Florida.Also, the photos I've seen of wind damage from Hurricane Ian look pretty intense to me - not as intense as Andrew or Dorian, sure, but then again you have to remember those are extreme examples.