This is a question for the tower professionals (but of course anyone can
The local newspaper's wx section yesterday had a writeup about Hurricane
Andrew since this was the 10th anniv. of its landfall. It stated that it
sustained winds of 165 mph with gusts of over 175 mph., when it hit Fla.
just south of Miami. As a ham I naturally thought first of the Miami area
commercial towers (was pretty sure ham antennas all blew down) and wondered
if they were built down there to make it through something like that? Are
commercial towers for tv and radio etc. built for something like that down
there or does everyone keep their fingers crossed and stay out of the way
downwind of the towers and get the heck out of town? I can't imagine
building a tall tower that could survive an extended blast of cat. 5
hurricane. Just wondering.
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