Hurricane Idalia Causes 100-Year-Old Tree To Fall Next To Florida Governor’s Mansion

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Hurricane Idalia brought down a 100-year-old oak next to the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee.

The governor said at a news conference Wednesday that the huge oak split in half and toppled right next to the mansion that serves as a home for the governor and his family.

Florida first lady Casey DeSantis posted a photo of the hulking tree, covered in ivy and hanging moss, split in two. One half of the tree appears to have come to rest beside one of the mansion’s wings.

Casey DeSantis says that she was home with their three children but that no one was injured. She says their prayers are with everyone affected by the storm.

The governor says that if they cut down the whole tree, there will be more room for his kids to hit baseballs.

100 year old oak tree falls on the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee — Mason, Madison, Mamie and I were home at the time, but thankfully no one was injured.

Our prayers are with everyone impacted by the storm.

— Casey DeSantis (@CaseyDeSantis) August 30, 2023
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