vbhoutex wrote:Hou~TX~Mama wrote:Those photos are unbelievable. It amazes me how one house can be totally destroyed and the house next to it will be untouched.
Indeed it is amazing. I think that sometimes this is due to a tornado coming through also. Again I will allow someone with more knowledge to correct me here, but there are usually quite a few small tornadoes accompanying landfall hurricanes, especially to the right of the eye. I know during Alicia we had two confirmed tornadoes just in my neighborhood.
It was a lot to do with bursts of winds and pockets of extremely fast moving air. We live in a neighborhood with two streets, then a field on each side. The street facing the south got more damage during Lili, but our street was shielded by their street and got far less damage. It was weird going to the other street and seeing uprooted trees, but our street was almost untouched. I agree with the tornadoes as well, but it's mostly pockets of fast moving air and the way the houses are facing, what they are made of and just pure good luck