Vantage Vue knocked down by Hurricane Matthew This Vantage Vue was ripped from her mount, floated off on the storm surge, and dumped back on the beach. After a little TLC, the sensor suite was back to work!

When Hurricane Matthew had finally passed over Charles Huck's home in South Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, in October, Charles ventured out to assess the damage. He found an old friend, down, but far from done. His Vantage Vue was ripped from her mount, floated off on the storm surge, and dumped back on the beach, where Charles found her lying in the weeds. The wind speed shaft was too bent to work, and she was full of sand and seawater, but after a little TLC, the temperature, humidity, wind direction, and rain gauge were all quickly back in working condition.

Hey, when we say we built that thing to be tough, we meant it. Thanks Charles!

This story was featured in our November 2016 newsletter.

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