Monday, September 8, 2008

Sep. 9: Boulevard Of Potentially Broken Power Lines

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Travel through Hollywood/Pines Boulevard one day and look up.

The power lines that run across that road in the cities of Hollywood and Pembroke Pines are frequently covered by vegetation. It's not just the backyards of homeowners, either; go to the western entrance to Broward Community College's south campus, where trees are covering those power lines.

Even with Hurricane Ike not scoring a direct hit on Southeast Florida, there will be winds. And those winds will put those power lines at risk. After all the hurricanes this region has had in recent years, why are these trees in this shape?

More to come on this issue.....

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