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Old 06-18-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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That is true...but what does this have to do with palm trees in MS??
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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You face that chance in any coastal region...however, prior to Katrina, a hurricane hadn't hit since Camille
Hurricane Georges made US mainland landfall at Biloxi in 1998, and resulted in $600-$800 million in damages. The area was also impacted by Hurricanes Elena ($2 billion of damage in 1985) Isadore (2002), Ivan (2004), Danny (1997) Cindy (2005) and Tropical Storm Hanna (2002)

The MGC is particularly vulnerable to storm surge because of the topography in the northern Gulf of Mexico- take two storms of the same size and speed, and the storm hitting Biloxi will have three times higher storm surge as the one hitting Pensacola, Florida.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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Ivan didn't hit US...I remember evacuating for that one (my 1st experience of a hurricane) and when I came back there were leaves in the street, I didn't see anything else...if Cindy was b4 Katrina, she didn't hit either. True, we definitely get surge.

Maybe I should rephrase my statement..a major hurricane...and I don't count a TS as major, I didn't leave for the one that barely touched us last year, can't remember the name lol
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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That is true...but what does this have to do with palm trees in MS??
I guess we got carried off with talking about hurricanes.

It's all good banter.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Default Palm Trees in Natchez

There are palm trees throughout the Southern part of the state and a few in the Central part of the state. In Natchez, my hometown, in Southwest Mississippi, there are several types of palms downtown and in outlying areas. There are examples of windmill palms on North Pearl Street and on South
Commerce next to Trinity Episcopal Church. The Eola Hotel on North Pearl has six or seven very tall cabbage or sabal palms in its courtyard. The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel on South Canal has possibly two or three dozen palms--windmills, sabals and California palms around the swimming pool and around the entrance. Some outlying motels have sabal palms across their front entrances. Some residences throughout Natchez feature these palms, but you don't find them on every block.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has hundreds of palms of all sorts. Once you get to Jackson and north of there, you don't find many palm trees. Most in the state are found south of 1-20.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Default Mississippi Beach Palm Trees After Katrina...

This photo shows the native sabal minor fan palm and the South American Pindo palm after hurricane Katrina roared through...

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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That's Sabal Palmetto (aka Cabbage Palm), not Sabal Minor.

S.minor is confined to the swamps.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The South
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i have seen a few, but it mostly gets to cold during the winter and then they just die, but for the most part, if we had any they would be on our gulf coast!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I have a windmill palm growing for several years now at my parent's house NW of Tupelo. Also, when I was at MSU in Starkville (central ms to me but idk it might be considered north ms still?) the swamps around the Noxubee refuge and even some of the woods/fields were covered in palms (most less than 4ft or so)
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I have a windmill palm growing for several years now at my parent's house NW of Tupelo. Also, when I was at MSU in Starkville (central ms to me but idk it might be considered north ms still?) the swamps around the Noxubee refuge and even some of the woods/fields were covered in palms (most less than 4ft or so)

You may be thinking of palmettos:



Some palm species are more cold-hardy than others.
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