How do palm trees survive hurricanes?

 How do palm trees survive hurricanes?

Melissa Breyer (@MelissaBreyer)

 Palm trees

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 Hurricane footage often shows palm trees valiantly weathering the wrath; here’s how these graceful beauties stand their ground.

When hurricane footage floods the airwaves it’s always intense … the lashing winds and flying waves, torrents of rain and water taking over the streets. But this always makes me wonder: Pieces of houses and big trees are tossed around like toys during extreme weather, but palm trees seem able to stand their ground. Given their choice of location they are obviously well suited to stand up to big angry storms, but how? Read more.