It is often said, "you don't bring a knife to a gunfight." It can also be said, "you don't bring a knife to a hurricane." While visiting a client's property in Mexico Beach following Hurricane Michael, they showed me where a knife had been impaled in a home tree by the force of the hurricane. The knife was embedded so deeply I could not budge it. I don't think even King Arthur could remove it. My clients' home was completely demolished. Several palm trees remained standing, and a butcher knife, one of the very few items that could be located, was found stuck in their tree.
It really made me think of the force of the hurricane, and scarily, if someone were present, this knife would have gone completely through them.
David A. Carroll, Pensacola Attorney